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 2021

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
10/11/2021 10:00-10:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book

February 2022

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
01/02/2022 10:00-10:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book

May 2022

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
12/05/2022 10:00-10:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book

August 2022

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
09/08/2022 10:00-10:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book

November 2022

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
07/11/2022 10:00-10:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book

February 2023

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
13/02/2023 10:00-10:45 1 Day Virtual Training 20 Book