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Private Fostering - Certified by CPD

Price is per online user of this course. EU applicable VAT is added.

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.
This course outlines the legal requirements for Private Fostering, who to inform and how to get support and advice.

See below for further information.

Sold By: Me Learning


Course Overview:

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  who 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

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name and completion date.


For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected].

Additional information

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Audio: Yes

Available for immediate enrolment: Yes

Completion Criteria: Pass Final Test, Visit All Pages

Course Duration in Minutes: 30

Course Publisher: Me Learning

Language: English

Level: Professional Development

Suitable Devices: PC

Video: Yes


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£20.00 excluding VAT

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