Private Fostering is when a
What is defined as a close relative?
Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts. To be private fostering, the arrangement has not been made by the local authority, and the child or young person is not being looked after by an approved foster carer.
What if you are a Private Fosterer?
By law, the local authority has the duty to safeguard and protect children from harm, therefore by law the private fosterer should:
How to notify the local council -
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The following are also a range of leaflets for carers, families and children & young people, that you can share with families you are working with:
Private Fostering Quiz
Please click here to complete our short quiz on Private Fostering.