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Private fostering advice and information

What private fostering is

Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if disabled) lives with someone for 28 days or more who is not a: 

  • close relative such as a grandparent, sibling, uncle or aunt or step-parent/guardian
  • person with parental responsibility

Please use the link below for more advice on what to do if you believe you are privately fostering a child or know of a child who is being privately fostered. Please also contact Miss Ruth Adler (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on 01935 83287 or