Raise awareness in our workplace and school

 

  • Make sure everyone is familiar with and understands the term private fostering and understands their responsibilities regarding safeguarding.
  • When a child is being registered at a GP practice or school ask them what their relationship is to the carer. Remember 'aunty' can be used as a colloquial term and may not mean blood relative.
  • If you think you have identified a private fostering arrangement speak to the families who might be involved and ask the private foster carer and parent (or person with parental responsibility, if details known) to notify us.
  • Let the private foster carer and parent (or person with parental responsibility, if details known) know that you will also need to inform us. 
  • Ensure school admission policy and practice is robust and that evidence of a child's identity and the person with parental responsibility or relationship are seen.

 

Inform us by calling 0191 433 2653.

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