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ADDENDUM:


As discussed
above, an important element of the strategic planning process is defining the
role of the agency in achieving child protection, permanence, and well being in
the context of safe and stable families. The following represents the
community’s expectations for LCCS, as developed through its strategic planning
process. These standards and outcomes apply to LCCS as a participant in the
Children’s Safety Net and are the measures of the agency’s public
accountability within the community.


·      
The
safety and well being of its children is the community’s responsibility. LCCS
is an agent of the community, acts on its behalf, and is, thus, accountable to
the community.


·      
The
primary role of LCCS is to protect children who have been abused or neglected
from further abuse and neglect by collaborating with the community to develop
and deliver the “best practice” child welfare services for the safety
and well being of children and to achieve a more responsive environment in
which to raise a family.





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