Child welfare services including, but not limited to, the following are considered state-governed and county-administered programs within the state of North Carolina: Intake, Investigations, Family Intervention, Permanency Planning (Foster Care), Independent Living, Licensing & Placement, & Adoptions. While NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides the policy standard for the way in which child welfare services are to be provided, counties are granted the authority to develop specific policies, that meet or exceed that standard, to best meet the individualized needs of their client population.
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400