To mitigate foster parentsí concerns about liability and to increase the likelihood that they will continue to serve as foster parents, Social Services should develop more effective methods to inform and remind licensed homes about the availability of the insurance fund.
Social Services issued a memo on September 28, 2011, instructing its Community Care Licensing Division (licensing division) program analysts to provide foster parents with General Servicesí insurance fund handout during the pre-licensing visit. In addition, Social Services posted the insurance fund information on the licensing divisionís Web site on October 20, 2011. Finally, Social Services included the insurance fund information in the licensing divisionís fall 2011 Childrenís Residential Quarterly Update Newsletter. (See 2012-406, pp. 107-108)
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