Every child or teen in agency custody has a primary caseworker that manages services for the child and his or her family. This worker will be with the public agency. You will work closely with the caseworker assigned to the child in your care. If you are fostering in a private agency you will also have a case manager from that agency.
In working with a private agency, clarify with the case manager how you should communicate with the public agency worker. Some agencies may prefer that you communicate with them first and allow them to carry information to the public agency.
Regardless of how you foster, here are some tips for developing a good working relationship with a caseworker: