Professionals working with children
Most children in private fostering situations are likely to be fine, but it is a legal requirement that the local council where the child is living is notified of the arrangement by the carer and the parents.
Advice for your sector
Watch our guide to private fostering
Watch a guide to private fostering
Listen to perspectives of private fostering
Our selection of audio includes the perspectives of:
Young people who have been privately fostered and a private foster carer. A specialist health worker explains the key signs to look out for in private fostering arrangements.
Listen to them here.
Learn about the different scenarios in which private fostering may be discovered.