DFCS Policies & Procedures

The DFCS operational policies and procedures (OPP) contains details related to public child welfare services as practiced in Santa Clara County. Our staff are the main audience.

DFCS provides access to this document to the public to be open and direct. We are regularly working on updates to these records with changes in the law and fine-tuning in our practice and methods.

The information on this page is subject to change without notice. Not all policies and procedures are online at this time.

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Please note: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice to any individual or entity. Prior to taking any action based upon the data on this site or any linked site, we urge you consult your own legal advisor.

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