Private fostering is where the parent or parents of a child make a private arrangement with someone who is not a close relative, to care for that child for a period of 28 days or longer. This child must be under the age of 16, or under 18 if disabled. Would you be able to recognise a private fostering arrangement and know what you should do?
This session is for professionals working with children and it will enable you to:
- understand what a private fostering arrangement is
- gain a better understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities of privately fostered children
- discover your duties and what you need to do as a professional if you become aware of a private fostering arrangement
- understand the role and duties of local authorities with regards to private fostering
- learn where to go for further advice and guidance on private fostering