|(a) When conducting an alternative response, we may
take any protective action authorized for an investigation that is
necessary for the protection of a child, including but not limited
(1) removing the child;
(2) facilitating a parental child safety placement;
(3) obtaining a court order in aid of investigation;
(4) obtaining a court order to participate in services.
(b) We may take any appropriate protective action either
prior to or following the transfer of the case to be handled as an
(c) We may contact and obtain information and records
from any person we are authorized to obtain information or records
from while conducting an investigation pursuant to division 1 of this
subchapter (relating to Intake, Investigation, and Assessment). However,
to the greatest extent possible while ensuring child safety, we attempt
to obtain information and records in collaboration with the family
and in a manner that is least intrusive to the family.
(d) We are not required to attempt to find or notify
a parent who does not reside in the home of a family for whom we are
conducting an alternative response.