26 Feb 2020 — Private Fostering Briefing
Date: 26 February 2020 — 10:00am-11:30am
Trainer: Children’s Care Provision Team
Closing Date: 25 February 2020
Address: Vadnie Bish House, 33-43 Caversham Road, London NW5 2DR
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.