Private Fostering


A Local Authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of privately fostered children under the Children’s Act 2004.  Private foster care is when a child is cared for by an adult who is not a close relative, for more than 28 days. This awareness course will give delegates the tools to recognise and handle a private fostering arrangement.

How long is the Course?

A half Day

Who is the Couse Aimed at?

All those working in children’s social care

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise a private fostering situation
  • Understand the Local authorities duties towards privately fostered children
  • Know how to notify about a private fostering arrangement

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