National Statistics

Notifications of private fostering arrangements in England: 2012

The number of notifications of private fostering arrangements in England during the year ending 31 March 2012.

Documents

Main text: SFR15/2012

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Main tables: SFR15/2012

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Methodology document: SFR15/2012

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Quality and uses of data document: SFR15/2012

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Underlying data: SFR15/2012

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Pre-release access list: SFR15/2012

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR15/2012

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Local Authority data

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 24 July 2012

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

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.

This publication provides figures for the numbers of notifications and new private fostering arrangements taking place in England, the year ending 31 March 2012.

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 16/2011 on 5 July 2011.

The key points from this publication are:

  • The number of children reported as being cared for and accommodated in private fostering arrangements rose from 1,650 at 31 March 2011 to 1,780 at 31 March 2012, an 8% increase (34% increase from 2008).
  • The number of arrangements starting in the 2012 financial year increased from 2,310 to 2,420, a 5% increase on the previous financial year (55% increase from 2008).
  • The number of arrangements ending in the 2012 financial year increased from 2,330 to 2,520, an 8% increase on the previous financial year (66% increase from 2008).

As part of a government drive for data transparency in official publications we have included supporting data for this publication.

Jessica Vickerstaff
01325 735768

Jessica.Vickerstaff@education.gsi.gov.uk