Inspection of local authority private fostering arrangements

Date: 24 Feb 2010

HMI: 100010

Publisher: Ofsted


Ofsted has been asked by the Department for Children Schools and Families to inspect local authorities’ private fostering arrangements for a second time. The purpose of this consultation is to seek a wide range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to, private fostering arrangements in order to ensure that the inspection framework takes proper account of the needs and circumstances of all interested parties but above all the needs of the children and young people who are privately fostered. Therefore we are particularly interested to hear from privately fostered children and young people.

The closing date for the consultation is 19 May 2010.

If you would like a version of this document in a different format, such as large print or Braille, please telephone 0300 123 1231 or email

The consultation document is available in two formats.

  • Word version - questionnaire can be filled in by hand or on your computer
  • PDF version - questionnaire can be filled in by hand

You can also download the consultation document in any format and then complete the online questionnaire (this link opens in a new window).

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