Child Protection and Child Welfare Supervision

The Minnesota Department of Human Services supports county agency supervisors as the first line of quality improvement in child welfare practices. This Web site offers technical support on the basic tools social service child welfare supervisors need. These pages contain relevant and up-to-date resources to support and improve supervisory skills, which may impact the safety, permanency and well-being of children.

Minnesota Rapid Child Welfare Consultation and Support System

To facilitate access to experienced peer consultants regarding difficult child safety and maltreatment decisions with child welfare colleagues within 24 hours of the requesting agency initiating contact. More immediate consultation regarding screening decisions is also available. Consultation is available to county and tribal child welfare agency social workers and their supervisor and/or manager when making decisions regarding child safety.

Minnesota Rapid Child Welfare Consultation and Support System

Announcements and upcoming events

• What’s New on the CP/CW Supervisors’ Web site • Announcements of upcoming Quarterly Supervisors’ Forums • Links to training materials from past Quarterly Supervisors’ Forums

Northstar Care for Children

Northstar Care for Children main page

Frequently used links:

Child Welfare Data Dashboard Interactive Informational Guide for Mandated Reporting Minnesota Child Maltreatment Screening Guidelines (PDF) Minnesota Child Welfare Practice Model (PDF) Quality Practices Spotlight

County/Tribal Supervisors’ Contact List

Use this link for contact information for county/tribal children’s services supervisors.

County self-assessments, reports and program improvement plans
For detailed information about individual Child and Family Services Reviews of counties.

Program Improvement Tools

Minnesota Child and Family Service Review templates
Quality Assurance tools

Resource Links

Links to state and federal child welfare resources

Statutory and manual references
Links to federal regulations, Minnesota statutes and rules, DHS Bulletins and Manuals related to child welfare.

Support and training

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