Private fostering: safeguarding scenario

Use this scenario with your staff to test whether they can spot potential private fostering arrangements, and their knowledge of your procedures.

Last reviewed on 9 April 2021
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Private fostering - scenario

Share this scenario with your staff to test their:

  • Understanding of how to handle a potential safeguarding situation
  • Knowledge of your procedures


  • 2 scenarios within each document - one aimed at primary schools and the other for secondary schools. Delete the scenario that doesn't apply to your phase
  • 2 versions of each document - one with prompts for how staff should respond (with answers), and one without (no answers)

If you send the scenario to staff by email, make sure you use the version without the answers. Erase 'private fostering' from the file name before sending it, so staff don't see which safeguarding issue the scenario is about.

If you use the scenario at a staff briefing, make sure you give staff the version without the highlighted answer text.

Want to give staff more information on private fostering? Share our factsheet with them.

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