Siblings Placed Together
Percent of Care-Days
Data HighlightsUnit: Percent of Care-Days
July 01, 2014
July 01, 2000
This graph shows the percentage of sibling care-days spent together in a fiscal year. All siblings in a family who are in out-of-home care are included.
Questions this graph can answer
What percentage of time that siblings spent in out-of-home care has been spent with some or all of their siblings who were also in care?
- If a child and their sibling were both in out-of-home care, what is the probability they were in the same placement on a given day?
- Siblings by Number of Siblings, for a snapshot of siblings placed together on a particular day, with a breakdown by the number of children in the family.
In some cases, a child's best interests necessitate placement separate from their sibling(s) or in a non-family setting (e.g., to obtain specialized services in order to accomplish specific therapeutic goals).
For example, if three brothers/sisters are in out-of-home care for 1 week, then there are 21 care-days provided. If two of the siblings are placed together for that time, with the third in a separate placement, then 14 of the care-days are together, so 67% of the care-days are together.