Are you or somebody you know looking after somebody else’s child? 

Are you under 18 and living with someone other than your parents or a close relative?*

If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you could be missing out on support.

Private fostering is when a child under 16 years of age (18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative.  It’s an arrangement made between a parent and a carer which lasts for 28 days or more.

It is a legal requirement to notify Children’s Services if you or someone you know is looking after a young person which has been arranged privately.

For more information call the Fostering Duty officer on 01733 317427 or email fostering@peterborough.gov.uk, or you can visit www.privatefostering.org.uk

Alternatively you can download our poster, leaflet and factsheet below, and help us spread awareness:

Private Fostering Poster

Private Fostering Leaflet

Private Fostering Fact Sheet

 

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