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Bill proposes court OK CHINS removal from foster care

A bill pending before an Indiana Senate committee would place additional requirements on the Department of Child Services before removing a child from long-term foster care, though DCS representatives object to the bill on the basis of court caseloads and child safety.

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Senate Bill 128 on Thursday, when its author, Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, told committee members he has heard several horror stories of children being removed from foster care without notice or explanation. Often, the lack of explanation is a result of DCS confidentiality requirements, Head said, but foster parents are frustrated when those requirements keep them in the dark.

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