Federal and State laws govern the activities of the Department. The Department develops Administrative Rules and administrative and program policies to implement those laws. The laws and Rules governing the Department are identified in the Legal Authority section of the policies.
The Department updates it policies on an ongoing basis to respond to new or revised Federal and State laws, changes in accepted standards of practice, and state initiatives.
Arizona Department of Child Safety: Policy and Procedure Manual
Links to forms found in the DCS Policy and Procedures manual are not enabled for external users; however, forms referenced in the DCS Policy and Procedures Manual that have been approved for public view (and use) may be accessed through the DCS website at: https://dcs.az.gov/data/dcs-forms. If you have difficulty accessing a particular form, please free to contact us at PolicyUnit@azdcs.gov for assistance.