PRIVATE FOSTERING

If a child aged under 16 years (or under 18 years if they are disabled) stays with people who are not related to them for 28 days or more, this is known as a private fostering arrangement and special rules apply.

Please use the links below for further information or speak to Mr Brown, Mr Hussain, Mrs Carr or Mrs Sibley

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – Private Fostering

https://www.ddscp.org.uk/staff-and-volunteers/info-and-resources/private-fostering/

https://www.ddscp.org.uk/media/derby-scb/content-assets/documents/procedures/flowcharts/derbyshire-private-fostering-guidance-briefing-note.pdf

Derbyshire County Council – Help with private fostering

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/foster/fostering/become-foster-carer/types-fostering/private-fostering/help/help-with-private-fostering.aspx

Child Law Advice

https://childlawadvice.org.uk/information-pages/private-fostering/

Grandparents Plus

https://www.grandparentsplus.org.uk/private-fostering/