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Colorado Rules, Regulations & Forms:

Care and Share Food Bank for Foster Parents:
Care and Share Food Bank is a southern Colorado-based not-for-profit food bank.  Through a comprehensive food acquisition system, Care and Share acts as southern Colorado's sole food bank for locally and nationally donated and purchased food.  In 2008, Care and Share Food Bank distributed 11.3 million pounds of food through more than 400 human services agencies, such as Child Placement Agencies.  Please visit www.careandshare.org for more information. 

  • Participation requires that the foster home license is current.
  • Foster homes may order up to 100 pounds for every foster child (and every child, under 18, adopted through the Colorado foster-adopt system), who is living in the home at the time of the order.
  • Foster homes need to call their agency to arrange for orders and pickup.
  • Most agencies will have no place to store refrigerated items.       
  • There is no guarantee that everything ordered will be delivered, because availability changes daily, but foster homes will not be charged for items not delivered.
  • Payment is due when orders are picked up.
  • Foster homes will also be responsible to pay their portion of the Care & Share charge for delivery, which is currently 4 cents per pound.
  • Checks should be made payable to the appropriate foster care agency.
Accident or Illness:
The childcare provider should understand that the Department of Human Services responsible for the child must give the hospital permission to treat the child. For this reason, the after hours hotline number at the county department responsible for the placement of the child must be contacted. 
  • The childcare provider does not have to wait for this approval before proceeding to the medical facility. 
  • The childcare provider should not put their signature or address on paperwork.  Remember to use Kids Crossing’s address when filling paperwork out at the hospital or at a doctor’s office. 
  • The child’s caseworker should be notified. The caseworker is responsible for notifying the biological parents/guardians, unless the childcare provider has been given the information and authority to do so.
  • When in doubt, a childcare provider should seek medical attention for a child.  It is better to be more safe than sorry.

Run-Away or Missing Child:
The childcare provider should contact the police and file a run away report, which may include going to the police station. The child’s caseworker should be notified. The caseworker is responsible for notifying the biological parents/guardians, unless the childcare provider has been given the information and authority to do so. Upon the child’s return, the childcare provider should call the police station to cancel the run report.

Useful Reports and Downloads
  • Child Injury Form (Use this report to summarize all child injuries. Report all injuries, even small scratches)
  • Critical incident report (Use this report to summarize major items, hospital visit, runaway, etc.)
  • Doctor visits
  • Dental visits
  • Counseling visits
  • Continuing education forms


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