An incident constitutes anything that happens out of the ordinary. Some examples would be severe tantrums or anger outbursts, behavior that results in 24 hour restriction to foster home, hitting, injuries that occurred, restraints, runaway, youth being under the influence of drugs or alcohol or suicide threats. All incidents should be reported to Circles of Care as soon as possible. Some incidents require immediate notification to Circles of Care, so that other authorities can be notified; this includes abusive behavior by caregivers (foster parents), child to child behavior that results in observable injury, suicide attempts, severe life altering injury and death. (See below.) This is not all inclusive; contact Circles of Care immediately if there is any question about whether to do an incident report.
This is for online communication to inform/notify Circles of Care that an incident has occurred. Do not use children’s names; use only age and sex. You must still complete a full Incident Report form.