Well-Being Outcome 2

Children receive appropriate services to meet their educational needs.

Item 16: In cases in which an early intervention assessment is arranged due to a substantiated maltreatment report in accordance with CAPTA requirements, should this item be rated? As part of our ongoing CQI, our state has been rating this item even if we indicate that an assessment was conducted and there were no needs. But in cases where the agency failed to make the referral and there are no known developmental delays, we are not faulting the agency and are rating the item as Not Applicable.

In determining the applicability of Item 16, note that the instructions read, "Foster care cases are Not Applicable if the child is age 2 or younger and there are no apparent developmental delays."