Looking after someone else's child (private fostering)


Listen to Giovanni's story about discovering that he was involved in a private fostering arrangement.

Private fostering is when a child under 16 (under 18 if they're disabled) lives with an adult who is not a close relative for 28 days or more.

The following pages will tell you:

  • what private fostering involves
  • when and why you should let us know about private fostering
  • how to let us know about a private fostering arrangement
  • how we can help you as a parent or private foster carer

If you have any queries, you can contact us on 01494 586 460 or [email protected].