Set aside 6 November 2024 and add it to your diary - join us for our second Private Fostering Awareness Day!

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. Following the success of our Private Fostering Awareness Day in 2023, we are hosting another awareness day! More details to follow.

Last year we held a breakfast briefing as an introduction to private fostering, and facilitated a lunch and learn session for members who wanted a more in depth exploration of private fostering. We also shared resources for your teams that included posters, guides and social media assets.

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How can I raise awareness?

  • Schedule a webinar which introduces your colleagues to private fostering.
  • Share written information about private fostering with all new members of staff, including local policies and procedures.
  • Share information about private fostering with colleagues in health, education and housing.
  • Ensure all safeguarding staff can identify possible private fostering arrangements.

Share our resources

Start raising awareness now! Add our resources to your newsletters, social media channels, websites and any other format you are in touch with your networks. Reach out to us if there are any specific resources that you think we should create for you to share.


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Fact cards

Download our fact cards to share on your social media channels, website or print them out! They contain key facts about private fostering. Use them to start a discussion or as place to start with developing your understanding.

Download here