The Child Welfare Worker is supposed to be the central professional managing a youth's case. However, as a youth prepares for independence, their needs will increase as they consider their current placement and their plans for the future. With the many plans to be made, many misconceptions develop about roles and responsibilities. This document can help the youth and their supporters more clearly understand the limitations and roles of others, and provides simple recommendations to all parties on how to best serve youth. It may also be relevant to upper management as they make decisions on how to structure the emancipation processes.