No. Although you are using respite care, the child is still placed in your home and will return once respite is over. However, if a child is in respite for 14 days or longer, per DCYF, this is considered a change in placement and requires prior approval from the child’s caseworker. Make sure to talk with the child’s caseworker when your respite request is 14 days or longer. The request should be made in advance because staffing and approval by a supervisor or an area administrator (AA) is required.
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