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.
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]