Expedited Case Management Process for Permanent Placement in Families after COVID-19 Lockdown

Miracle Foundation

This guidance from Miracle Foundation outlines case management process and tools aimed at children in India who have been placed with their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure children are safe, to identify areas of need, and to put together an intervention plan to ensure permanency or a safe return to alternative family placements or Child Care Institution (CCI).

The purpose of these case management processes and tools is to determine feasibility of permanent placement and expedite family-based care in families in which children were placed quickly and without proper preparation during COVID-19 lockdown.

The goal is for children to remain in their placement after the lockdown ends, if possible, or move to other family placement such as kinship or foster care as appropriate. That means completing the paperwork/procedures for placement, and avoiding readmission to child care institution (CCI) after lockdown ends.