The boy did not report negative experiences at either of his first 2 homes. After 6 months of placement into his most recent foster home, the boy reported to his caseworker that his foster father was abusing him. In spite of this report, the boy was not removed from the home for another 6 months. It was alleged that sufficient action was not taken to ensure the safety of the boy. An expert in social work with experience managing foster care placement was sought to discuss the procedures in place designed to prevent this type of incident from occurring.