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Private Fostering

Private Fostering is where the parent or parents of a child make a private arrangement with someone who is not a close relative, to care for that child for a period of 28 days or longer. The child must be under the age of 16, or under the age of 18 if disabled.

On completion of the course, you will automatically get a certificate, along with your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What Private Fostering is
  • Legislation and regulations that impact on Private Fostering
  • The role and duties of local authorities with regards to Private Fostering
  • What you need to do when you become aware of a Private Fostering arrangement
  • Where to go for further advice and guidance on Private Fostering


  • Private Fostering
£20.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • PDF certificate
  • Unlimited replays
  • 12 months access

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

Annual Solutions

We provide cost-effective annual solutions allowing up to 5, 10, 20 or a whole library of digital courses starting from £12 per learner, subject to requirement. Contact for more information.

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4 reviews for Private Fostering

Well done. This course was very clear and well thought-out.
Good information and thoroughly explained course. Gives good general insight into the issue.

Rachael Asling

Thank you. This course was excellent and I learnt a great deal.
Brilliant course on Private Fostering. I will recommend this course to my colleagues.

Rachael Asling

I really enjoyed the course and the way that it is set out is a great way of learning.
This was a fun and intuitive way to learn.

Rachael Asling

It’s very user friendly and clear. I find the multi-sensory medium very helpful.
Good informative course.

Rachael Asling

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