This annual report provides an overview of the
Private Fostering activity during the year 2012-2013, and reports
on the impact of the strategy to secure the wellbeing of children
in these arrangements and the management of notifications and
assessment of Private Fostering arrangements.
The report is structured to reflect the
inspection framework (October 2010) and demonstrate how the
authority is meeting the National Minimum Standards (2005).
In summary the primary responsibilities of the service are:
- To receive notifications of Private Fostering
- To promote awareness amongst professionals
and the communities who may come into contact with children in
private caring arrangements.
- To assess Private Fostering Arrangements in
line with regulations.
- Record data and report annually to the
Department for Education.