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For planning purposes, will more guidance be released regarding how kin caregivers of children who are not in foster care can qualify for prevention services?

Children who are not in foster care and residing in their homes or with a kin caregiver to prevent entry into foster care may qualify as a candidate for foster care and be eligible for Title IV-E prevention services. As defined in Social Security Act section 475, “a child who is a candidate for foster care” is defined as a child who is at imminent risk of entering foster care but who can remain safely in the child’s home or with a kinship caregiver with the necessary Title IV-E prevention services to prevent entry into care. This includes children whose adoption or guardianship arrangements are at risk of disruption that would result in a foster care placement.