National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data & Technology A Service of the Children's Bureau & Member of the T/TA Network

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AFCARS collects case level information on all children in foster care for whom the title IV-E agency has responsibility for placement, care or supervision and on children who are adopted under the auspices of the public child welfare agency. Click here for the link to the data elements. Learn more.

AFCARS Data Elements

Child Welfare Policy Manual

General Information

Information Memoranda

Program Instructions

Software Utilities

Technical Bulletins