Texas Administrative Code
|SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
|DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
|CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
|What factors does DFPS consider when selecting the most appropriate living arrangement for a child?
As mandated by §475 of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, DFPS must place a child in the least restrictive (most family-like) and most appropriate setting available, and in close proximity to the parents' home when the child's permanency goal is reunification, consistent with the best interest and special needs of the child. When determining whether a placement is consistent with the best interest and special needs of a child, DFPS considers the following factors:
|Source Note: The provisions of this §700.1309 adopted to be effective August 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 5632