How to spot a privately fostered child - checklist
Here is a list of books for anyone supporting or caring for privately fostered children and young people.
- A very private practice by Terry Philpot, BAAF 2001
- Private fostering England and Wales (2006)
- Private fostering - what it is and what it means A guide for children and young people
Legal requirements of private foster carers
To help us keep children safe and support families, all parents and private foster carers must notify the local council. If not, they miss out on essential welfare checks for the children, plus other support services.
- Advice on claiming benefits and possible funding for some essential items
- Parenting support and advice
- Help in bringing families in crisis back together
If you know of a child being privately fostered please don’t ignore it. Speak to the child’s carer or inform your local council's private fostering team.
It is an offence not to notify the local council of a private fostering arrangement.