California Ombudsman for Foster Care

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman has been mandated to do the following: Ensure the voice of foster children and youth is heard, and act on their behalf; Create an avenue for foster children and youth to file complaints regarding their placement, care and services without fear of retribution from those who provide their care and services; Act as an independent forum for the investigation and resolution of complaints made by or on behalf of children placed in foster care and make appropriate referrals; Provide children and youth with information on their rights when placed in foster care; Maintain a toll-free telephone number which foster children and youth may call from anywhere in California to express their concerns and complaints.
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CA Department of Social Services
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