Plan of Safe Care

Maine implemented its Plan of Safe Care 2021 (Phase One) process on January 1st. A federally mandated document, the primary goal of a Plan of Safe Care is deliberate attention to ensuring the supported and ongoing safety, well-being and best possible long-term health and developmental outcomes for substance exposed infants, their mothers and other caregivers.

Through respectful, collaborative, strengths-based conversation, Maine’s Plan of Safe Care is created between a healthcare or social services provider, mother and/or other caregivers, identifying family strengths and needs, beneficial resources and actions to best support substance exposed infants and families. A Plan of Safe Care often includes referrals to services or providing contact information to families for their own follow-up.

Resources for Healthcare or Social Services Providers

Updated Forms September 2021

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