Private Fostering

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.

In partnership with the Ineqe Safeguarding Group, the CHSCP has launched a new App to help everyone better understand this important safeguarding issue.  Easy to access & simple to understand, the Private Fostering App is the go-to guide that fits right in your pocket.  

Download our new Private Fostering App by scanning the QR codes opposite.  

Alternatively, go to the App Store or Google Play.

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