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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 08-17-10
1. Child Safety
2. Child Care Licensing
3. Mental Health
4. Aging & Disability
5. Veterans Services
Action Plan

2.1 - Timely Monitoring Visits Licensed Facilities

Are child care facilities monitored within the established time frame?

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Data Notes
Data Source:

State Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS), known in Washington as FamLink.

Measure Definition: Percent of monitoring visits done on time, where on time is at 85 percent.
Link to Agency Strategic Plan: 2009-2013 Strategic Plan.
Notes: (optional) Data is from the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 (January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010).

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

DEL reports a 4% decrease in the percentage of monitoring visits conducted on-time statewide in the 3rd quarter compared to the 2nd quarter of 2010. There is no specific reason for this decrease, rather a continuation of a downward trend due to a variety of factors (data migration errors and staff performance). Our Q3 result is 31% below our target. While DEL has not met the 85% target previously, the 3rd quarter results are noticeably lower than prior results.

DEL created and began implementing a GMAP action plan in April 2010 to increase performance across the board in the 4th quarter. Full results will be revealed in our 4th quarter GMAP report. Interim progress is outlined below and the extended analysis. 

  • DEL finalized and implemented a more accurate methodology to report on-time monitoring visits this quarter (outlined below).
  • DEL staff prioritized correcting all data errors related to this measure that resulted from the conversion to FamLink.
  • There were several center and home licensor vacancies during this quarter.  These positions have now been filled.
  • For a more detailed analysis, please see the extended analysis.

Family Home Monitoring Checklist 

Center Monitoring Checklist

School-Age Monitoring Checklist

Monitoring Policy

Monitoring Procedure