A privately fostered child is defined as one under the age of 16 (18 if disabled) that is cared for by someone other than a parent or close relative as defined in section 105 of the Children Act 1989.
Reference Id: SFR16/2011
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Underlying Statistical data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 05 July 2011
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
This publication provides figures for the numbers of notifications and new private fostering arrangements taking place in England, the year ending 31 March 2010. Following from this, it also reports on actions carried out by the local authority in accordance with the requirements for carrying out visits under the Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005.
These figures update those previously published in SFR 20/2010 on 6 July 2010.
As part of a government drive for data transparency in official publications we have included supporting data for this publication as an additional table below. This data was updated on 06 July 2011.