CoramBAAF Private Fostering Event

CoramBAAF Private Fostering Event

Set aside 8th November for CoramBAAF’s Private Fostering Awareness Day and start planning events in your area now!

A child who is cared for by someone who is not a close relative for more than 28 days is living in a private fostering arrangement. All local authorities have a responsibility to raise awareness of private fostering in their area. CoramBAAF has listened to and liaised with members and is delighted to announce this national Private Fostering Awareness Day.

Open to all – On the 8th November, join Coram BAAF for a free and open access Breakfast Briefing – An Introduction to Private Fostering at 9.00am. This 45-minute session will provide key information about private fostering, particularly relevant to social workers new to this area or colleagues working in health and education. This will be followed by a Lunch and Learn webinar at 12.30pm where members can hear about promising practice from different local authorities with the focus on raising awareness. The event will provide the opportunity and momentum for local authorities to consider updating or creating new materials.

CoramBAAF don’t know the exact numbers of children living in private fostering arrangements. But they do know that many people don’t understand what private fostering is or how it differs from kinship care or unrelated foster care. They want to raise awareness to make sure that children and families are getting the support available to them.

To register your interest in this event please click here

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership