Decision details

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

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Private Fostering Statement of Purpose 2020 and Annual Report 2019-2020


That the Statement of Purpose for Private Fostering Services 2020 - 2021 [annex 1] and Private Fostering Annual Report 2019 – 2020 [annex 2] is 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: There is no financial impact

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Meetings held


Children's Social Care Leadership Team considered and endorsed the reports on 30th July 2020.

Contact: Peter Hodges, Head of Service - Life Chances Email: Tel: 01344 351532, Jean Young Email:

Publication date: 10/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

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