Types of fostering

There are different types of fostering. You should consider what skills and experience you have, as well as what would suit you and your family best.

Private fostering

Private fostering is an arrangement where a child or young person lives with someone who is not a close relative. It is not the same as fostering arranged by us.

If you believe you are a private foster carer, or you are thinking about placing your child with a private foster carer please contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) onĀ 0300 500 8090.


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