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Private Fostering

Have you got a child or young person under 16 years old (or 18 if they have a disability) who is staying with you for 28 days or more and you are not their parent, a close relative or legal guardian with parental responsibility?

If yes, in the eyes of the law you could be deemed to be a private foster carer. As the name implies private fostering is an arrangement between parents and someone who has agreed to look after their child for more than 28 days.Both parents and the carers have a duty to notify Social Services about the proposed arrangement, before it takes place.

For more information please visit or the Luton Borough Council website

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Last updated 15/02/2018