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Private Fostering

Private Fostering, please click on the video to play:



Private fostering have recently launched an eLearning module.  Please use the link below for further information

Private Fostering eLearning Module

Further information regarding private fostering can be located on the Sandwell Childrens Trust website, click here

Private fostering – what do you need to know?

Private fostering might not be what you think it is. Private fostering occurs when a child or young person aged 0‑16 (or 18 if they have a disability) is cared for and provided with accommodation for 28 days or more by an adult who is not a relative, by private arrangement between the parent and carer.
A relative is a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt. They could be a full or half relation and could be related by marriage. The term also includes a step‑parent. A cohabitee of the mother or father would not qualify as a relative, neither would extended family such as a great aunt, great uncle or parent’s cousins.
If you are unsure whether an arrangement constitutes private fostering, please contact the Designated Manager for Private Fostering, allison_ who can advise you; for contact details and more information visit the Private Fostering webpage of the council website, where you can download their new information leaflet.