Many professionals who work with children will come across private fostering situations. Professionals in the education, health and social care fields therefore have a shared responsibility to work together to ensure that all privately fostered children are well cared for and are safeguarded from harm. Professionals from all agencies can play an important role by identifying and notifying Children’s Services of private fostering arrangements and by ensuring parents and carers are aware of their responsibilities.
By monitoring and supervising private fostering placements we can all help to safeguard children who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.
Hackney Children’s Services must be notified of all private fostering arrangements in Hackney.
The City of London Children & Families team must be notified of all private fostering arrangements in the City.