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Child Placing Agencies
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), is responsible for licensing and monitoring private Child Placing Agencies, child welfare agencies licensed to place children in licensed family foster homes, treatment foster homes, and licensed group homes.
The purpose of the licensing program is to promote the health, safety and welfare of children in community care arrangements. The Department ensures that licensing requirements are met through on-going inspections of programs.