What is Private Fostering?
This is a private fostering arrangement that is set up by a child’s parent and is due to last for 28 days or more and the child is under 16 (18 if they have a disability). These children are cared for by someone who is not a close relative (not a parent or step parent, aunt or uncle or sibling.
There are many different reasons for Private Fostering arrangements.
There are many reasons why other people care for children. Some parents ask family members, neighbours or friends to care for their children when they are ill or during a family crisis.
Do you know anyone who is privately fostered?
Everyone has a duty to notify the local authority that a child is being privately fostered. This notification ensures that an assessment is completed to help keep the child safe.
For further information & advice contact:
Angela Marsh 01384 815833 – Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA
To make a referral please contact the SPA 0300 555 0050, SPA_Team@Dudley.gcsx.gov.uk, SPA Corbyn Road, Russells Hall Estate, Dudley DY1 2JZ