Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Division of Training and Development
Permanency Plan Contents
Permanency Plans must contain the following:
How the Permanency goal will be achieved,
What services are necessary to make the accomplishment of the
Who is responsible for the provision of those services,
When the services will be provided, and
The date by which the permanency goal is likely to be achieved.
DCS will provide all services identified as
necessary for the child achieving permanency.
Dates set for services to be provided cannot be
extended more that once, except in extraordinary
The reason must be documented and
approved by a Team Coordinator.