Private Fostering Briefing

Private Foster Care

Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) has a private care arrangement between their parent and a carer. A private fostering carer is someone who is not their parent or a 'close relative'. The private arrangement can be for 28 days or more. Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts (whether of full blood, half blood or marriage/affinity).

There is a legal requirement that the Local Authority must be informed as they have a duty of care to ensure that the welfare of the child is being satisfactorily safeguarded and promoted.

The Private Fostering Briefing is a half hour session to support your agencies understanding of:
1) Private Fostering criteria,
2) the legislation and
3) agencies responsibilities.
To book please email: WDTeamPeople'sServices@sthelens.gov.uk

Dates

November 2020

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
17/11/2020 12:00-12:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book

March 2021

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
16/03/2021 12:00-12:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book