This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working directly with children in schools. This course will explain what private fostering is and will consider the legislative and statutory framework around private fostering. We will consider why some children may be privately fostered and the issues that private fostering can link to and then learn what Local Authorities and those working directly with children need to do to keep privately fostered children safe.
Elizabeth is an experienced safeguarding practitioner, adviser and trainer. She has over 15 years’ experience working in education and was formerly a Designated Safeguarding Lead in a secondary school. She is currently an independent safeguarding consultant and trainer, alongside working for a Local Authority as their Safeguarding in Education Adviser.