Information Sharing

All of us responsible for the well-being of children in the custody of the Department undertake this responsibility in partnership, aware that none of us can succeed by ourselves. Children need normal childhoods as well as loving and skillful parenting which honors their loyalty to their biological family. In order to achieve these goals, partners must share information.

Florida Statutes
New! Florida Statute on Information Sharing FS 409.145 (2)(d)

Guidelines for the Retention and Release of Children's Records (10/1/2010)


DCF Memo: Sharing Case Records/Information with Foster Parents (10/29/2010)


Sharing Case Records/Information with Foster Parents (10/22/2010)

Other Publications and Resources

New! DCF PowerPoint from the QPI 2016 Florida Conference

Information Sharing & Normalcy

Solving the Data Puzzle: A "How to" Guide on Collecting and Sharing Information to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Out-of-Home Care

The Uninterrupted Scholars Act: How do Recent Changes to FERPA Help Child Welfare Agencies Get Access to School Records?

Confidentiality-Based Barriers to Advocacy and Survival: A White Paper for Empowering Foster Youth

Information Sharing FAQs (Center for Child Welfare)