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
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