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The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) licenses foster family homes, licensed child placing agencies, child caring institutions, group homes and private secure facilities.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed provider, see the links below for additional information.
If you are a parent or placing agency and wish to find additional information regarding current licensure status of a provider, please contact the DCS Residential Licensing Unit at (317) 232-8116.
- Types of Licenses
- Indiana Administrative Code, Article 2. Child Welfare Services
- Foster Care
Licensed Child Placing Agencies
- Licensed Child Caring Institutions
- Licensed Group Homes
- Licensed Private Secure Facilities
- Residential and LCPA Needs Assessment Guidelines and RSC Recommendation Form
- Residential Licensing Protocol for Background Check Audits
Rates and Placement Documents
Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual 2013 Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-2 Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-1 Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2012-3 Child Placing Agency Provider Manual 2013 Child Placing Agency Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-2 Child Placing Agency Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-1 Child Placing Agency Provider Manual Bulletin 2012-3 Public Consulting Group Memorandum on Enhanced Foster Care Payment Rates Public Consulting Group Memorandum on LCPA and RSTP Cost Caps Service Standards (Residential, LPCA Foster Home & Group Home programs) Rate Structure for ESC Placements Lasting Less than 48 Hours 2013 LCPA Form Master Contract 2013 Residential Form Master Contract Attachment 4 to 2013 Residential Form Master Contract Medical Passport Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 2012 Foster Care Rates
Cost Report/Rate Setting Information
Child Placing Agency (CPA)
Residential Treatment Services Provider (RTSP)