Child Welfare Services Disaster Response Plans

The Children’s Services Operations and Evaluation Branch (CSOEB) Annex is to be used in conjunction with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Mass Care and Shelter (MCS) Plan. The purpose of this Annex is to establish an effective process for activating and operating an emergency and disaster preparedness plan, in cooperation with state and local government for Child Welfare Services (CWS) children, Probation children, and non-minor dependents, including non-minor dependents residing in foster care under state care or supervision that have been adversely affected by a disaster. The CSOEB uses the Child Welfare Disaster Plan Template as a guide to help the counties incorporate elements for preparedness, response, recovery, and the mitigation phases of emergency management for these children.

Below is a list of the counties in the state of California that have filed the Child Welfare Services Disaster Response Plan Template.

If you are experiencing difficulty reading any of the documents or have a general inquiry or concern regarding the Disaster Response Plans, please email CWSDisasterResponsePlans@dss.ca.gov  for assistance.

CWS Disaster Response Plan Template