SEFTON SCP Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    22.14 Local Authority Foster Carers who Privately Foster

    Last updated 23/09/2021

    Where local authority foster carers notify their intention to privately foster a child, the above procedure should be followed.

    In these circumstances, a supervising social worker will normally carry out the assessment.

    The foster carers should be advised of the differences between their two roles.

    Consideration will need to be given to the implications for any Looked After Child already placed with the foster carer and contact should be made by the supervising social worker involved with the social workers for such children.

    Consideration should also be given to the future placement of any Looked After children particularly having regard to the usual fostering limit of three children.