Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services relative to the Private Fostering Annual Report, 2017 to 2018. The report stated that there have been no private fostering arrangements identified in the City of London for 2017 to 2018. The report informed Members of how the City had met the National Minimum Standards for Private Fostering by raising awareness of private fostering arrangements with professionals and residents in the City.
Are all our commissioned providers and other staff, such as housing staff, aware of their duties in respect of private fostering?
The Director of Community and Children’s Services advised that the City was continuing to raise awareness in the community around duties in respect of private fostering, with awareness efforts directed to both City residents and workers.
The Deputy Chairman drew attention to the importance of understanding various cultural approaches to raising awareness around private fostering in reaching diverse communities.
Will there be another private fostering week in 2019, and will we be engaged in this as we have been in the past? (*Subsequent to the meeting, the following response was provided):
The City will be looking at doing events during Private Fostering Week in July 2019.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.