1. Fire safety:
This section of the checklist ensures that all relevant fire safety measures have been taken in the home, such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and emergency exits.
2. Air quality:
The air quality inspection checks for any potential health hazards by testing for carbon monoxide, lead-based paint, and asbestos levels in the home.
3. Structural integrity:
An assessment of the structure and condition of the home is conducted to make sure it is safe to inhabit and does not pose a risk to those living there.
This inspection assesses the cleanliness of the home by looking for evidence of mold or pests and also makes sure that there are no clutter or trip hazards present.
5. Electrical safety:
A review of the electrical wiring and outlets in the home makes sure they meet all necessary building codes and do not present a hazard to those living there.
6. Security measures:
This section looks at any security features that should be taken to make sure the child is safe and secure in their foster home, such as locks on windows and doors or outdoor lighting installed around the property.
7. Emergency protocols:
Emergency protocols are reviewed for how to handle various types of emergencies, such as fires, natural disasters, or health-related issues.
8. Personal safety:
Finally, the checklist looks at any potential personal safety issues that could arise in a foster home, such as abuse or neglect.