Private Fostering

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

To book a place please click on the date you would like to attend. Please note you will need to enrol onto the course then book onto the session you wish to attend. Before you book onto the course you will need to create an account if you have not already so.

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