Private Fostering

Somebody Else's Child

Are you looking after somebody else's child? Or is somebody looking after your child? By law you must tell your local authority when a child is looked after for 28 days or more, even on some occasions by a relative.
> Information Leaflet for Parents & Carers

Call 0208 461 7373 to tell the Local Authority about a private fostering arrangement.

More information on what constitutes a private fostering arrangement:

Practitioners, can you identify a Private Fostering Arrangement? Do you know who to inform and what they will do?
> Information Leaflet for Practitioners

For children and young people who would like to know more about Private Fostering please the leaflet below
> Information Leaflet for Children & Young People

Private Fostering App

Have you got our Private Fostering App? It means the information you need is never further than the smartphone in your pocket. Download it for free now via the iTunes or Google Play Store: