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R512. Human Services, Child and Family Services.

Rule R512-100. In-Home Services.

As in effect on December 1, 2015

Table of Contents

R512-100-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) The purpose of In-Home Services is to provide services to allow children at risk to remain safely in their own home, and provide services to facilitate the return home of children who have been placed in the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services (Child and Family Services).

(2) In-Home Services are designed to maintain children safely in their homes by helping families alleviate crises. Child and Family Services provides assistance for developing skills and educational training in the family home and for connecting the family to community services and resources to meet the family's needs.

(3) The components of In-Home Services interventions include:

(a) Case management,

(b) Skills development and family education,

(c) Counseling/therapy,

(d) Home visits,

(e) Private conversation with one or more of the children if the children have been substantiated as a victim of abuse or neglect.

(4) Pursuant to Sections 62A-4a-105, 62A-4a-201, and 62A-4a-202, Child and Family Services is authorized to provide In-Home Services.

(4) This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.

R512-100-2. Definitions.

(1) "Child and Family Assessment" defines the child and family's strengths and needs and provides the framework from which to access appropriate services, evaluate progress toward goals, and adjust plans and interventions accordingly.

(2) "Child and Family Plan" is based on the assessment of the child and family's strengths and needs which will enable them to work toward their goals.

(3) "Child and Family Team" is a group that meets as often as needed and works to support the family and assist them in meeting their needs. This may include the referent or other concerned individuals identified by the family as support persons.

R512-100-3. Qualifications.

(1) In-Home Services may be provided to families under the following conditions:

(a) A specific threat of harm to the child is present or is likely to be present and without intervention the protective capacities of the caregiver cannot safely manage the threat of harm.

(b) Abuse or neglect has occurred but the child is able to remain safely in the home.

(c) A child who is being reunited with their family and has been in the temporary custody of Child and Family Services and/or an out-of-home placement with a kinship caregiver.

(d) An adoptive placement may be at risk of disruption or dissolution and services are needed to maintain the child in the adoptive home.

(2) A family may not be accepted for In-Home Services under the following conditions:

(a) A family has the ability to access resources, supports, and services on their own.

(b) There are no specific threats of harm to the child that are not managed by the protective capacities of the family.

(3) In-Home Services may be voluntary or court ordered.

(a) Voluntary services are preferred over court ordered services.

(b) A petition may be filed for court-ordered protective supervision of the family.

(4) In-Home Services are available in all geographic regions of the state.

R512-100-5. Service Delivery.

(1) Child and Family Team:

(a) With the family's assistance, a Child and Family Team shall be established for each family receiving In-Home Services.

(b) At a minimum, the Child and Family Team shall assist with assessment, Child and Family Plan development, and selection of permanency goals; oversee progress toward completion of the Child and Family Plan; and provide input into adaptations to the Child and Family Plan.

(2) Child and Family Assessment:

(a) A written assessment that evaluates the child and family's strengths and underlying needs is completed for each family working with Child and Family Services.

(3) Child and Family Plan:

(a) Based upon the Child and Family Assessment, each child and family receiving In-Home Services shall have a written Child and Family Plan in accordance with Section 62A-4a-205.

(b) Members of the Child and Family Team shall assist in creating the Child and Family Plan.

(c) A copy of the completed Child and Family Plan shall be provided to the parent or guardian. If In-Home Services are court ordered, a copy of the Child and Family Plan will be provided to the court, Assistant Attorney General, Guardian ad Litem, and legal counsel for the parent or guardian.

(4) Permanency Goals:

(a) All children receiving In-Home Services shall have a primary permanency goal and a concurrent permanency goal identified by the Child and Family Team.

(b) For court-ordered In-Home Services, both primary and concurrent permanency goals shall be submitted to the court for approval.

(5) Duration of Services:

(a) In-Home Services shall continue until the identified threats of harm have been managed by decreasing the child vulnerabilities and/or increasing the protective capacities of the family, or when the child can no longer safely remain in the home.


child welfare

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

October 13, 2010

Notice of Continuation

April 8, 2013

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-4a-102; 62A-4a-105; 62A-4a-201; 62A-4a-202

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R512, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Child and Family Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.