Private Fostering

Private fostering arrangements should always be reported to the local authority via the MASH

What is Private Fostering?

 

       When a child under 16 (or 18 if they have a disability) is cared for by someone, who is not a close relative, for 28 days or more

 

       It is private fostering if the child lives with someone from their extended family such as a great aunt or great uncle or their parents’ cousins

 

       A private foster carer may be a friend of the family of the child, or another adult that the child doesn’t know, but who is willing to foster privately

 

       It is not private fostering when a child is living with a close relative such as a grandparent, brother, sister or step-parent

Private Fostering leaflets can be found here

2017 Private Fostering Info For Children[...]
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2017 Private Fostering Leaflet for Profe[...]
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