Select a region for more information on how to contact your local authority

To help keep children safe and support families all parents and private foster carers must notify the local council. By not notifying, families are missing out on essential welfare checks for the children, as well as other useful support services.

They will be able to advise you of what will happen next, provide you with further information and answer any queries about the notification process.


  • East Anglia
  • East Midlands
  • Greater London
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire


  • Wales

Not ready to call your council

If you would like to talk through your situtation with someone first, we have a list of charities for you to contact.

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