Private fostering

What we'll do

It's our legal duty to make sure all private fostering arrangements are safe for the child or young person, but we can only do this if we're aware of the arrangement. Once informed of the arrangement it's our job to check the suitability of private foster carers, to make regular visits to the child or young person and to ensure advice, help and support is available when needed. To notify us of a private fostering arrangement please contact us on 0345 6789021.

Get in touch

If you're a parent who has made or is planning to make a private foster care arrangement, or if you're caring for or intend to care for someone else’s child in a private foster care arrangement, please contact the Referral and Assessment Team on 0345 6789021.