The mission of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Foster Care program is to strengthen families, protect children from further abuse and neglect and to assure that every child has a permanent family. The private provider community is an important and integral part of DFCS's ability to achieve its mission. The Room Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) supports the DFCS mission and provides guidance to Child Caring Institutions and Child Placing Agencies contracted with DFCS.
Resources For Current Providers
You have found the central location for forms and documents relevant to currently contracted RBWO providers!
Please click on the appropriate check for forms and instructions. For upcoming training information, click on the Training Calendar.
The Office of Provider Management hosts trainings for current providers, including the 120-hour RBWO Foundations training for new staff in specified roles, Reasonable and Prudent Parenting, Every Child Every Month (ECEM), and other topics. GA+SCORE also posts training information supplied by other DFCS departments, including IMPACT Train-the-Trainer sessions. OPM may also post registration information for other public and private trainings of interest to RBWO providers.
The latest eblasts and announcements are listed below, or click "All announcements" for all posted eblasts.
All approved Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) policy is available on their Online Directives Information System(ODIS) website under the Manuals, Policies and Procedures heading. Look for Department of Family and Children Services and then Child Welfare.
Frequently Asked Current Provider Questions
Where are the key documents for current providers?
Can I log into GA+SCORE?
How do I log into GA+SCORE?
What is GA SHINES?
For CPAs: How do I remove a foster home member in GA+SCORE?