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Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Placement Placement

The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) licenses foster family homes, licensed child placing agencies, child caring institutions, group homes and private secure facilities.  

If you are interested in becoming a licensed provider, see the links below for additional information.

If you are a parent or placing agency and wish to find additional information regarding current licensure status of a provider, please contact the DCS Residential Licensing Unit at (317) 232-8116.  


Rates and Placement Documents  

  • Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual 2013
  • Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2014-2
  • Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2014-1
  • Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-2
  • Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-1
  • Residential Treatment Services Provider Manual Bulletin 2012-3
  • Child Placing Agency Provider Manual 2013  
  • Child Placing Agency Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-2
  • Child Placing Agency Provider Manual Bulletin 2013-1
  • Child Placing Agency Provider Manual Bulletin 2012-3
  • Public Consulting Group Memorandum on Enhanced Foster Care Payment Rates
  • Public Consulting Group Memorandum on LCPA and RSTP Cost Caps
  • Service Standards (Residential, LPCA Foster Home & Group Home programs)
  • Rate Structure for ESC Placements Lasting Less than 48 Hours
  • 2013 LCPA Form Master Contract  
  • 2013 Residential Form Master Contract
  • Attachment 4 to 2013 Residential Form Master Contract
  • Medical Passport
  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 2012 Foster Care Rates

    Cost Report/Rate Setting Information

    Child Placing Agency (CPA)

    Residential Treatment Services Provider (RTSP)

    Online Services

    Placement Archive