Friday, 11 March 2011

Calling all Education and Health Professionals for help with private fostering

With Somebody Else’s Child—our week-long initiative around private fostering from the 21-27th March—fast approaching, we’re looking for all kinds of social media-loving professionals from within education and health to help spread the word about our new materials for the Children’s Workforce.

If you blog or use Twitter, we’d love to hear your thoughts about our new resources via reviews, opinion-pieces, or tweets. Be sure to head on over to the Somebody Else’s Child website to view the materials and learn more about the issue.

Private fostering is an arrangement where someone other than a close relative cares for a child for a period of over 28 days. By law parents and carers must notify the local council, but sadly, most don’t. We want to help professionals working with children to identify those who may be being privately fostered in order to ensure their safety and make sure their carer is getting the proper support.

This year’s Somebody Else’s Child launch event will be happening on the 22 March, and will feature a keynote speech from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Tim Loughton. A live-stream of the event will be broadcast via our Facebook page, and if live-blogging or tweeting is your thing, we want to hear your thoughts on the event as it happens. Be sure to follow the BAAF Twitter account, where you can join in the discussion with the hashtag #pfweek.

If you’re interested in taking part, feel free to drop us a line in the comments or e-mail dan.french@baaf.org.uk (for education professionals) or martin.steenton@baaf.org.uk (for health professionals).

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