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, or you can visit

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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