§4 ch10: Permanency Through Reunification
10.6 Family Approval
The reunification plan is to reflect a cooperative agreement between the FST, therefore, all parties present should sign the plan. Children age 13 and above shall sign the plan.
This process should be as informal as possible. The family’s approval of the plan should convey their agreement to the goals and tasks of the plan. Family refusal to sign the plan may not indicate their refusal to participate in reunification services. A copy of the plan shall be provided to the members of the FST. If the family refuses to participate in the planning process, the remaining FST members shall decide the appropriate action to take.