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Private Fostering

Overview

Private Fostering is where the parent or parents of a child make a private arrangement with someone who is not a close relative, to care for that child for a period of 28 days or longer. The child must be under the age of 16, or under the age of 18 if disabled.

Audience

This course is intended for everyone, including parents and foster carers, children and young people, professionals and volunteers and members of the public. For example:

**Parents and private foster carers **need to be aware of their responsibilities around private fostering arrangement, including the requirement that they notify the local authority about such arrangements. It is also important that they are aware of the support the local authority can offer them

**Children and young people **who are the subject of private fostering arrangements should also be aware of what a private fostering arrangement means for them and what their rights are (including their right to have their views heard and taken into account)

**Professionals **and volunteers in the following categories may be in a position to raise awareness of private fostering arrangements with the Local Authority and / or parents and carers:

Social Care Staff

  • Services for young people and youth activity schemes
  • Schools and nurseries
  • Education welfare officers
  • Housing providers and housing officers
  • Drug and alcohol projects
  • General Practitioner's surgeries, health visitors, midwives and hospital staff
  • Refugee groups and organisations working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Police
  • Probation service
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
  • One-stop shops and drop-in centres
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau and other advice centres

     

    About this course

     

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

    Objectives

    This course will enable you to: 

  • Learn what Private Fostering is
  • Look at the legislation and regulations that have an impact on Private Fostering
  • Understand the role and duties of local authorities with regards to Private Fostering
  • Discover what you need to do when you become aware of a Private Fostering arrangement
  • Learn where to go for further advice and guidance on Private Fostering

     

    Content

    Here are a few of the topics covered in this course:

    What is private fostering? | Private fostering agreements | What the private foster carer must do | What the birth parent must do | The risks of private fostering | Is this a private fostering arrangement? | The role of local authorities | Timescales for action | Private fostering assessment process | Legislation | Scenarios: Tim; Ellen; Emma; Luke; Bola

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate:

Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Private Fostering Certificate

Private Fostering Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Private Fostering

Overview

Private Fostering is where the parent or parents of a child make a private arrangement with someone who is not a close relative, to care for that child for a period of 28 days or longer. The child must be under the age of 16, or under the age of 18 if disabled.

Audience

This course is intended for everyone, including parents and foster carers, children and young people, professionals and volunteers and members of the public. For example:

**Parents and private foster carers **need to be aware of their responsibilities around private fostering arrangement, including the requirement that they notify the local authority about such arrangements. It is also important that they are aware of the support the local authority can offer them

**Children and young people **who are the subject of private fostering arrangements should also be aware of what a private fostering arrangement means for them and what their rights are (including their right to have their views heard and taken into account)

**Professionals **and volunteers in the following categories may be in a position to raise awareness of private fostering arrangements with the Local Authority and / or parents and carers:

Social Care Staff

  • Services for young people and youth activity schemes
  • Schools and nurseries
  • Education welfare officers
  • Housing providers and housing officers
  • Drug and alcohol projects
  • General Practitioner's surgeries, health visitors, midwives and hospital staff
  • Refugee groups and organisations working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Police
  • Probation service
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
  • One-stop shops and drop-in centres
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau and other advice centres

     

    About this course

     

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

    Objectives

    This course will enable you to: 

  • Learn what Private Fostering is
  • Look at the legislation and regulations that have an impact on Private Fostering
  • Understand the role and duties of local authorities with regards to Private Fostering
  • Discover what you need to do when you become aware of a Private Fostering arrangement
  • Learn where to go for further advice and guidance on Private Fostering

     

    Content

    Here are a few of the topics covered in this course:

    What is private fostering? | Private fostering agreements | What the private foster carer must do | What the birth parent must do | The risks of private fostering | Is this a private fostering arrangement? | The role of local authorities | Timescales for action | Private fostering assessment process | Legislation | Scenarios: Tim; Ellen; Emma; Luke; Bola

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate:

Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Private Fostering Certificate

Private Fostering Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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