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National Private Fostering Week (6-10 November)

Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

 

The National Private Fostering Week is running from the 6 - 10 November 2023.

 

What is Private Fostering?


Private Fostering is when a child/young person under 16 (18 if disabled) lives with someone who is not a close relative for more than 28 days. It is a legal requirement for parents and private foster carers to notify the Local Authority about private fostering arrangements.


Once notified, the Private Fostering Team will regularly visit the arrangement, undertake safeguarding checks and complete an assessment to ensure that the child is safeguarded and that the private foster carers are able to provide a reasonable standard of care.

 

Want to find out more about Private Fostering?

 

Want to find out more about Private Fostering, come to one of our drop in sessions around the County and meet some of the team.

 

Ely House, BG3
6 November 2023
10am to 12 noon

 

Goodman House, West Conference Room 1
7 November 2023
10am to 12 noon

 

County Hall, E1B Collaboration Space
8 November
10am to 12 noon

 

Magnet House, Reception Room 3
9 November
10am to 12 noon

 

Rowan House, Mersea Room
10 November
10am to 12 noon

 

Private Fostering Week Poster

Drop-in sessions flyer