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43-1312. Plan or permanency plan for foster child; contents; investigation; hearing.(1) Following the investigation conducted pursuant to section 43-1311 and immediately following the initial placement of the child, the person or court in charge of the child shall cause to be established a safe and appropriate plan for the child. The plan shall contain at least the following:(a) The purpose for which the child has been placed in foster care;(b) The estimated length of time necessary to achieve the purposes of the foster care placement;(c) A description of the services which are to be provided in order to accomplish the purposes of the foster care placement;(d) The person or persons who are directly responsible for the implementation of such plan;(e) A complete record of the previous placements of the foster child; and(f) The name of the school the child shall attend as provided in section 43-1311.(2) If the return of the child to his or her parents is not likely based upon facts developed as a result of the investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services shall recommend termination of parental rights and referral for adoption, guardianship, placement with a relative, or, as a last resort, another planned permanent living arrangement.(3) Each child in foster care under the supervision of the state shall have a permanency hearing by a court, no later than twelve months after the date the child enters foster care and annually thereafter during the continuation of foster care. The court's order shall include a finding regarding the appropriateness of the permanency plan determined for the child and shall include whether, and if applicable when, the child will be:(a) Returned to the parent;(b) Referred to the state for filing of a petition for termination of parental rights;(c) Placed for adoption;(d) Referred for guardianship; or(e) In cases where the state agency has documented to the court a compelling reason for determining that it would not be in the best interests of the child to return home, (i) referred for termination of parental rights, (ii) placed for adoption with a fit and willing relative, or (iii) placed with a guardian. SourceLaws 1982, LB 714, § 12; Laws 1998, LB 1041, § 40; Laws 2008, LB1014, § 45.Operative Date: July 18, 2008AnnotationsBecause subsection (3) of this section requires a permanency hearing for every child in foster care, the court is required to have a permanency hearing even if the child is in foster care because of his or her delinquent behavior, instead of parental abuse or neglect. In re Interest of Spencer O., 277 Neb. 776, 765 N.W.2d 443 (2009).Under subsection (3) of this section, a permanency hearing considers the appropriateness of a plan for a child in foster care with respect to the plan's likelihood of providing, inter alia, a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. Pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, a permanency hearing must be conducted no later than twelve months after the child enters foster care. In re Interest of Sarah K., 258 Neb. 52, 601 N.W.2d 780 (1999).

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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter43 > 43-1312

43-1312. Plan or permanency plan for foster child; contents; investigation; hearing.(1) Following the investigation conducted pursuant to section 43-1311 and immediately following the initial placement of the child, the person or court in charge of the child shall cause to be established a safe and appropriate plan for the child. The plan shall contain at least the following:(a) The purpose for which the child has been placed in foster care;(b) The estimated length of time necessary to achieve the purposes of the foster care placement;(c) A description of the services which are to be provided in order to accomplish the purposes of the foster care placement;(d) The person or persons who are directly responsible for the implementation of such plan;(e) A complete record of the previous placements of the foster child; and(f) The name of the school the child shall attend as provided in section 43-1311.(2) If the return of the child to his or her parents is not likely based upon facts developed as a result of the investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services shall recommend termination of parental rights and referral for adoption, guardianship, placement with a relative, or, as a last resort, another planned permanent living arrangement.(3) Each child in foster care under the supervision of the state shall have a permanency hearing by a court, no later than twelve months after the date the child enters foster care and annually thereafter during the continuation of foster care. The court's order shall include a finding regarding the appropriateness of the permanency plan determined for the child and shall include whether, and if applicable when, the child will be:(a) Returned to the parent;(b) Referred to the state for filing of a petition for termination of parental rights;(c) Placed for adoption;(d) Referred for guardianship; or(e) In cases where the state agency has documented to the court a compelling reason for determining that it would not be in the best interests of the child to return home, (i) referred for termination of parental rights, (ii) placed for adoption with a fit and willing relative, or (iii) placed with a guardian. SourceLaws 1982, LB 714, § 12; Laws 1998, LB 1041, § 40; Laws 2008, LB1014, § 45.Operative Date: July 18, 2008AnnotationsBecause subsection (3) of this section requires a permanency hearing for every child in foster care, the court is required to have a permanency hearing even if the child is in foster care because of his or her delinquent behavior, instead of parental abuse or neglect. In re Interest of Spencer O., 277 Neb. 776, 765 N.W.2d 443 (2009).Under subsection (3) of this section, a permanency hearing considers the appropriateness of a plan for a child in foster care with respect to the plan's likelihood of providing, inter alia, a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. Pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, a permanency hearing must be conducted no later than twelve months after the child enters foster care. In re Interest of Sarah K., 258 Neb. 52, 601 N.W.2d 780 (1999).

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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter43 > 43-1312

43-1312. Plan or permanency plan for foster child; contents; investigation; hearing.(1) Following the investigation conducted pursuant to section 43-1311 and immediately following the initial placement of the child, the person or court in charge of the child shall cause to be established a safe and appropriate plan for the child. The plan shall contain at least the following:(a) The purpose for which the child has been placed in foster care;(b) The estimated length of time necessary to achieve the purposes of the foster care placement;(c) A description of the services which are to be provided in order to accomplish the purposes of the foster care placement;(d) The person or persons who are directly responsible for the implementation of such plan;(e) A complete record of the previous placements of the foster child; and(f) The name of the school the child shall attend as provided in section 43-1311.(2) If the return of the child to his or her parents is not likely based upon facts developed as a result of the investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services shall recommend termination of parental rights and referral for adoption, guardianship, placement with a relative, or, as a last resort, another planned permanent living arrangement.(3) Each child in foster care under the supervision of the state shall have a permanency hearing by a court, no later than twelve months after the date the child enters foster care and annually thereafter during the continuation of foster care. The court's order shall include a finding regarding the appropriateness of the permanency plan determined for the child and shall include whether, and if applicable when, the child will be:(a) Returned to the parent;(b) Referred to the state for filing of a petition for termination of parental rights;(c) Placed for adoption;(d) Referred for guardianship; or(e) In cases where the state agency has documented to the court a compelling reason for determining that it would not be in the best interests of the child to return home, (i) referred for termination of parental rights, (ii) placed for adoption with a fit and willing relative, or (iii) placed with a guardian. SourceLaws 1982, LB 714, § 12; Laws 1998, LB 1041, § 40; Laws 2008, LB1014, § 45.Operative Date: July 18, 2008AnnotationsBecause subsection (3) of this section requires a permanency hearing for every child in foster care, the court is required to have a permanency hearing even if the child is in foster care because of his or her delinquent behavior, instead of parental abuse or neglect. In re Interest of Spencer O., 277 Neb. 776, 765 N.W.2d 443 (2009).Under subsection (3) of this section, a permanency hearing considers the appropriateness of a plan for a child in foster care with respect to the plan's likelihood of providing, inter alia, a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. Pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, a permanency hearing must be conducted no later than twelve months after the child enters foster care. In re Interest of Sarah K., 258 Neb. 52, 601 N.W.2d 780 (1999).

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