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 Recognising Private Fostering as a Safeguarding Issue Presented on behalf of: Local Safeguarding Recognising Private Fostering as a Safeguarding Issue Presented on behalf of: Local Safeguarding Children Board Safeguarding children is my job

Aim To develop awareness of, and the ability to act on or ensure the Aim To develop awareness of, and the ability to act on or ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people who may be privately fostered. Safeguarding children is my job

Learning outcomes By the end of the training participants should: • • • Know Learning outcomes By the end of the training participants should: • • • Know what Private Fostering is Be able to differentiate between family carers and private carers Understand the Private Fostering Procedure Safeguarding children is my job

Children in Need The Children Act 1989 requires local authorities to identify those children Children in Need The Children Act 1989 requires local authorities to identify those children in their area who are “in need”, and to target them for services. Safeguarding children is my job

The Local Picture * Children in Care: Redcar & Cleveland – 153 Middlesbrough - The Local Picture * Children in Care: Redcar & Cleveland – 153 Middlesbrough - 393 Children in Need: Middlesbrough – 2, 000 Redcar & Cleveland – 1, 391 Children in need of protection (CP plan) Redcar & Cleveland – 151 M’bro - 242 Only 6 of these were Private Fostering arrangements in Redcar & Cleveland 3 in Middlesbrough that the Local Authorities were aware of! Safeguarding children is my job

So who and where are these Privately Fostered children? And what is a Privately So who and where are these Privately Fostered children? And what is a Privately Fostered Child? Safeguarding children is my job

Is He or Isn’t He ? Quiz Safeguarding children is my job Is He or Isn’t He ? Quiz Safeguarding children is my job

Is Private Fostering a Safeguarding Issue? Victoria Climbie was privately fostered, but no one Is Private Fostering a Safeguarding Issue? Victoria Climbie was privately fostered, but no one identified this until after her death. Private fostering is a significant risk issue for children. Safeguarding children is my job

Guidance available on www. redcar-cleveland. gov. uk/safeguarding Tees Procedures: www. teescpp. org. uk Safeguarding Guidance available on www. redcar-cleveland. gov. uk/safeguarding Tees Procedures: www. teescpp. org. uk Safeguarding children is my job

Procedures must be consistent with: • Part 9 of and schedule 8 to the Procedures must be consistent with: • Part 9 of and schedule 8 to the Children Act 1989 • Working Together to Safeguard Children: (Section 11) (2010) • The Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005 • Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and section 175 Education Act 2002 – duties on organisations and individuals to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Safeguarding children is my job

Definition A private fostered child is defined in section 66 of the Children Act Definition A private fostered child is defined in section 66 of the Children Act 1989 as one who, being under the age of 16 (or under 18 if disabled), is cared for and accommodated by someone other than a parent or close relative (as defined in section 105 of the Act). Private foster carers may be from the extended family such as a cousin or great aunt/uncle. They may also be a friend of the family or other non -relative. Safeguarding children is my job

Ö A child is not They are being cared for by a grandparent, brother, Ö A child is not They are being cared for by a grandparent, brother, privately fostered if: sister, aunt or uncle and step parent (whether of the full blood or half blood or by marriage or by civil partnership) who under the Children Act 1989, is defined as a close relative. Ö The person caring for him has done so for fewer than 28 days and does not intend to do so for longer than that. Ö They are Looked After Children in terms of section 22 of the Act, and local authorities are not involved in the making of such arrangements. Safeguarding children is my job

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What Happens and What is Checked ? When a Notification is received or Children’s What Happens and What is Checked ? When a Notification is received or Children’s Services becomes aware of a potential Private Fostering situation Social Workers must: § Follow robust procedures that include checklists at various stages – who to check with and what for. § Make a record of what they have or haven’t done § Make the first statutory visit to the premises within 7 days to undertake an assessment If there any doubts as to whether it is a Private Fostering arrangement ASK the Private Fostering Officer or your line manager. Safeguarding children is my job

Assessment Any reports made to assess the situation must reflect the Framework for Assessment Assessment Any reports made to assess the situation must reflect the Framework for Assessment of Children and their Families. A completed assessment is approved by the team manager who will consider whether the situation will safeguard the child. Safeguarding children is my job

Basic Care. ED S Health NT AL ME OP EV EL IL D TY Basic Care. ED S Health NT AL ME OP EV EL IL D TY CI PA CA ’S D Stimulation G Guidance and Boundaries Stability CH Self-care Skills IN Social Presentation Emotional Warmth NT Family and Social Relationships CHILD Safeguarding and Promoting welfare RE Identity Ensuring Safety PA Emotional and Behavioural Development NE Education FAMILY AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ry sto g Hi nin ly tio mi nc Fa d Fu an ily am r. F ide W ng usi Ho t en ym plo Em e om Inc ial oc s. S n ly’ ratio mi Fa Integ ity un s mm rce Co esou R Safeguarding children is my job

Notification, Advice & Support Local Authorities have a legal requirement to make sure that Notification, Advice & Support Local Authorities have a legal requirement to make sure that parents, carers and children are provided with advice, guidance and any support they might need to make sure Private Fostering arrangements are meeting the regulatory requirements. Equally the adults making the arrangements also have a duty to notify the local authority of their intentions and actions. Teachers, health and other professionals should also notify the local authority of a private fostering arrangement that comes to their attention, where they are not satisfied that the local authority have been or will be notified of the arrangements. Safeguarding children is my job

Could you be breaking the law? It is an offence not to notify the Could you be breaking the law? It is an offence not to notify the Council of a Private Fostering Arrangement. Professionals as well as Parents and Carers have a duty to notify the LA of any potential or actual arrangements. Safeguarding children is my job

How to Notify the LA Telephone the Social Care Duty Team In Redcar & How to Notify the LA Telephone the Social Care Duty Team In Redcar & Cleveland this is the Access Team Seafield House Kirkleatham Street, Redcar TS 10 1 SP Tel 01642 771500 In Middlesbrough this is First Contact Wellbeing, Care and Learning PO Box 69 Vancouver House Gurney Street Middlesbrough TS 1 1 EL Telephone: 01642 726004 Safeguarding children is my job

Birth Parent must: § Advise the LA of the private fostering arrangement at least Birth Parent must: § Advise the LA of the private fostering arrangement at least 6 weeks in advance, or where an arrangement is made in an emergency, within 48 hours, and at the end of the arrangement § Retain parental responsibility, participating in all decisions about their child § Provide the prospective carer with as much information about the child as possible, including their health, dietary preferences, schools, hobbies, religion and ethnicity Safeguarding children is my job

Birth Parent must: (cont. ) § Make adequate financial arrangements to ensure the well-being Birth Parent must: (cont. ) § Make adequate financial arrangements to ensure the well-being of their child § Ensure the proposed private fostering placement is suitable for their child Safeguarding children is my job

What will the Social Worker do? S/he will within 7 working days: § Visit What will the Social Worker do? S/he will within 7 working days: § Visit and speak to the carers and child (who should be seen alone) to assess the situation and confirm whether it is a Private Fostering arrangement. § Speak to the Parent or record why this hasn’t taken place § Evaluate the suitability of the PF Carers and other members of the Household. § Arrange completion of CRB forms for all adult members of the household Safeguarding children is my job

What will the Social Worker do? Cont. § Evaluate the suitability of the premises What will the Social Worker do? Cont. § Evaluate the suitability of the premises where a child is placed or to be placed under a PF arrangement. § Start gathering information for the Core Assessment when it is determined this could be a Private Fostering arrangement § The Social Worker should be satisfied that the welfare of a privately fostered child is safeguarded and promoted. Safeguarding children is my job

After the Placement is Confirmed The school, G. P. , H. V. , and After the Placement is Confirmed The school, G. P. , H. V. , and School Nurse should be advised of the placement. This is usually done by the Social Worker Regulated minimum frequency visits take place which during the first year are: a) One within the first week of placement b) Intervals of not more than four weeks thereafter. If there is cause for concern or the child is not seen, more frequent visits must take place. Safeguarding children is my job

Placement Review The Government expects Private Fostering cases to be reviewed in a similar Placement Review The Government expects Private Fostering cases to be reviewed in a similar manner to Children in Need Cases. If a placement continues, as part of the Review CRB checks should be renewed every three years. Safeguarding children is my job

Requirements, Prohibitions, Disqualifications The regulations permit LA’s to impose certain requirements on Private Foster Requirements, Prohibitions, Disqualifications The regulations permit LA’s to impose certain requirements on Private Foster Carers e. g limits on the number of children or the installation of smoke alarms. They also allow for: Individuals to be prohibited from acting as foster carers, and Individuals may be disqualified from acting as a Private Foster Carer where they have been convicted of specified offences or they are the parent of a child who has or is the subject of a legal order. Safeguarding children is my job

Private Foster Carers should notify the LA in writing: § If they intend or Private Foster Carers should notify the LA in writing: § If they intend or are (if it’s an emergency) providing accommodation for a child § Of any person who becomes or stops being part of their household § Any new conviction, disqualification or prohibition they have or that any person living or employed in their household has Safeguarding children is my job

Private Foster Carers should notify the LA in writing of: • Any change in Private Foster Carers should notify the LA in writing of: • Any change in their address § If the child leaves their household or the placement ends § The child dies Safeguarding children is my job

Do you now feel more confident? Could you recognise a Private Fostering situation? Do Do you now feel more confident? Could you recognise a Private Fostering situation? Do you know how to make a notification? Are you now aware that there are procedures for you to follow? Do you now see that Privately Fostered children are particularly vulnerable and should be treat as a Child in Need? Do you now recognise the safeguarding issues that need to be addressed? Safeguarding children is my job

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