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Advancing Child Welfare

Children's Administration continually strives to support families and communities in keeping children safe in their own homes, to safely serve them in out-of-home care, and to support them in safely returning home wherever possible. This is not something the public child welfare system can accomplish alone.

In partnership with child welfare advocates throughout Washington and with the support of our legislative partners, the Administration is building on successes already achieved and making a concerted effort to continually improve outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Legislation passed during the 2012 legislative session provides initiatives and leverages resources toward increasing child safety and improving child and family well-being.

These initiatives provide the foundation of Advancing Child Welfare: