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Before taking a child into custody, a social worker shall consider whether the child can remain safely in his or her residence. The consideration of whether the child can remain safely at home shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following factors:

(A) Whether there are any reasonable services available to the worker which, if provided to the child’s parent, guardian, caretaker, or to the minor, would eliminate the need to remove the child from the custody of his or her parent, guardian, or caretaker.

(B) Whether a referral to public assistance would eliminate the need to take custody of the child. If those services are available, they shall be utilized.

(C) Whether a nonoffending caretaker can provide for and protect the child from abuse and neglect and whether the alleged perpetrator voluntarily agrees to withdraw from the residence, withdraws from the residence, and is likely to remain withdrawn from the residence. [Res. 22-R-037, 2/24/2022; Res. 09-R-062 Title 1 § (13)(C), 4/30/2009. Formerly 10.10.310.]