10 March 2021 — Private Fostering Briefing
Course: Private Fostering Briefing
Date: 10th March 2021 — 10.00am-12.00pm
Trainer: Children’s Care Provision Team
Location: Virtual — Microsoft Teams
Private fostering is a care arrangement in which a child under 16 years old (or 18 years old if they have a disability) is looked after full time for more than 27 days by someone who is not their immediate family (not by council approved foster carers). New regulations mean that all agencies that are in contact with children have a duty to report any private fostering arrangements to Camden Council’s Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work division (CSSW), which has a duty to make sure that children living with private foster carers are being well cared for.
— To give professionals an overview of the legal framework around private fostering and the referral process.
— To discuss best practice with regards to private fostering and the signs to look out for.
— To discuss the barriers to identifying current arrangements and explore new strategies.
This event is suitable for all multi-agency professionals working with Camden children and families.
Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:
— Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually — please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom (these will be the preferred platforms for safeguarding training).
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.
Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.