Permanency Planning

What is the process?

Step 1: Permanent Placement Process

Permanent placement input is requested of parents, family members, and other individuals involved with the family; however, the final decision is determined by the Dependency Court Judge based on information provided by these parties, as well as social workers and other professionals involved with the case.
 

Who can use this service?

This service is provided for children who, due to abuse, neglect, or exploitation in their family home, are unable to be safely reunified within the statutory time frame. 
 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

During the Dependency process, this service is provided throughout San Luis Obispo County and beyond, extending primarily throughout the United States, but also worldwide.  For additional information contact  San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services – Child Welfare at (805) 781-1700.
 

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
  • Mandated Reporter