Find out about how fostering works, who can be a foster carer, what foster carers do, types of fostering, the fostering approval process, and support and payments on the Achieving for Children Fostering website
Private fostering is when parents make a special arrangement for their child to stay with someone else for more than 28 days (consecutively). This person is usually outside the family, not a close relative, and has no direct parental responsibility for the child.
Up to: Children's services
Updated: 17 February 2023