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Private fostering

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  • Release date: 28 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: October 2018
An annual report which includes information on the number of arrangements started each year.

Key points

  • 44 new private fostering arrangements were reported during the year, compared to 77 in the previous year.
  • 28 private fostering homes known to local authorities at 31 March.
  • 36 children received an initial visit from the local authority within 7 working days of notification of the beginning of the private fostering arrangement.
  • 89 per cent were aged 10 or over on 31 March 2016.


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