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Private fostering

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  • Release date: 26 October 2016
  • Period covered: 2015-16
  • Next update: November 2017
An annual report which includes information on the number of arrangements started each year.

Key points

  • 41 new private fostering arrangements were reported during the year, compared to 77 in the previous year.
  • 38 children received an initial visit during the year, 58 per cent of which were within 7 days of the beginning of the fostering arrangement.
  • 73 per cent of the children whose private fostering arrangement began in the year were born in the UK and 27 per cent in other countries. 88 per cent were aged 10 or over on 31 March 2016.


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