Permanency Planning

What is the process?

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 is eligible?

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. 

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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Monday - Friday 8-5

1086 East Grand Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 474-2000

Monday - Friday 8-5

9630 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6000

Monday - Friday 8-5

600 Quintana Road
Morro Bay , CA 93442

Tel: (805) 772-6405

Fax: (805) 772-6409

Monday - Friday 8-5

681 West Tefft Street Suite 1
Nipomo, CA 93444

Tel: (805) 931-1800

Monday - Friday 8-5

406 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3110

Monday - Friday 8-5

3433 South Higuera
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-1600


If you are a family member of a child in foster care and would like to remain part of the child’s life, or are interested in being considered as a placement option, please contact the youth’s assigned social worker directly. If you are uncertain who this is, please contact San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services – Child Welfare at (805) 781-1700 and ask to be connected with the youth’s social worker.