Foster Parent Liability Insurance

Foster parents, who receive no salary for their services, are extremely vulnerable to lawsuits. The Coalition supports implementation of a liability and property damage insurance package to protect foster parents from liability for acts of the child in care and for suits brought by the biological parent, the child, or others arising out of the foster parent/child relationship. We have been exploring available options for liability insurance for NYS foster parents and found that there are currently no comprehensive liability policies available for purchase in New York State.  We recently conducted a statewide survey to collect additional data and are currently working with an agent to explore the development of a future package of liability coverage for NYS foster parents.

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