Private Fostering Awareness

Location:Brighton & Hove
Type:Multi-agency training
Duration:2.00 - 3.30

Private Fostering is a little understood term which refers to children who are being cared for by distant family members, or by friends or other carers for a period of over 28 days. The arrangement has been made between the parents and the carers and not the local authority. This course is designed to raise awareness of the wide variety of private fostering arrangements and the importance of recognising such arrangements.

Target Audience:

Professionals, managers and volunteers working with children aged between 0-16 years and for 0-18 years for those working with disabled children.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to identify what is a private fostering arrangement
  • Ensure that the details are referred to the appropriate children & families team
  • Consider the circumstances under which private fostering arrangements are likely to occur.
  • Develop an understanding of the legal responsibilities the council social care staff has to toward privately fostered children

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, CVS groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove.  Private organisations and those working ourside the city – £120.


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