Decision details

Private Fostering Service Statement of Purpose 2019-2020 and Annual Report 2018-2019

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Statement of Purpose sets out the legislative and regulatory context under which Bracknell Forest Council carries out the functions of the private fostering service.

The annual report provides details of activity over the financial year April 2018 to March 2019 and plans for the forthcoming year.


RESOLVED that the Statement of Purpose for Private Fostering Services 2019 - 2020 [annex 1] and Private Fostering Annual Report 2018 – 2019 [annex 2] are APPROVED.

Reasons for the decision:

The compilation and annual review of the Statement of Purpose for the Private Fostering Service is a requirement under the National Minimum Standards for Private Fostering, July 2005, Standard 1.

Alternative options considered:

None. It is a requirement of the Minimum Standards that the local authority has a written Statement of Purpose in place for Private Fostering Services.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director:People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

In meetings


Fostering Service Team Meeting
Children's Social Care Management Meeting
People Departmental Management Team

Contact: Peter Hodges, Head of Looked After Children Email: Tel: 01344 351532.

Publication date: 15/07/2019

Date of decision: 15/07/2019

Effective from: 23/07/2019

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