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