Council urges private foster carers to get in touch

Published Monday, 4 July 2016

In Private Fostering Week from 4 July, Bromley Council is reminding residents that those caring for children who are not their own for more than 28 days must get in touch, by law.

A private fostering arrangement is essentially one that is made privately, without the involvement of a local authority, for the care of a child under the age of 16 (under 18, if disabled) by someone other than a parent or close relative and lasting for 28 days or more. Private foster carers may be from the extended family, such as a cousin or great aunt.

Read more about private fostering.