Every six months, the county reviews (the review is called a Semi-annual Administrative Review, or SAR) my daughter’s case because she is in a planned permanent living arrangement.
A supervisor not connected to her case goes over the records with me, the guardian ad litem, the county developmental disabilities worker, the county children’s board caseworker and her immediate supervisor. My ex-husband also attends these meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to make sure that no child falls between the cracks; to make sure children get the services they so desperately need.
My daughter and I are fortunate. My daughter’s case workers are diligent in their efforts on her behalf. I am sadly aware that not all case workers are as thorough and competent.
The second meeting today did not include my ex-husband. This meeting was not a review, but a future planning meeting. The issues discussed were guardianship, housing and the supports my daughter will need for a safe and successful future.
This meeting left me with the need to do a lot of studying, investigating. Decisions have to be made soon and I want to make the best possible ones for my daughter.