In addition to just making sure we've cleaned everything up, the agency prepared us by sending along the checklist of things they have to verify for legal reasons. Most are common sense items, such as:
- The home has safe drinking water.
- Smoke alarms are in working order and located in every room in which a child sleeps.
- Swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs, and other water hazards are inaccessible to children.
- The home has a posted home evacuation plan. It will be shared with the child or young adult at the time of placement and will be practiced at least one time every 6 months.
|He missed a closet in the bedroom...|
I can rest easy now that I know where to go in case of emergency!