What the MO Resource Parent Guide says about restricting phone calls


Children in out-of-home care often send/receive calls or mail from parents, friends, grandparents and other family members.

Unless there is a court order or recommendation from the Family Support Team stating otherwise, a child’s phone calls and mail are not to be censored, intercepted or restricted in any manner.

If the recommendation or court order prohibits unauthorized mail or phone calls, it is the resource parent’s responsibility to intercept such correspondence and notify the Children’s Service Worker.

If the child receives correspondence suspected to contain illegal material, the package must be opened in the presence of designated personnel (i.e. Children’s Service Worker, Supervisor, Circuit Manager, Law enforcement). Page 46