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Professionals working with children

Most children in private fostering situations are likely to be fine, but it is a legal requirement that the local council where the child is living is notified of the arrangement by the carer and the parents.

We have produced 10 top tips for people who work with children in the following areas:

Watch our guide to private fostering

This video is for anyone who works with children on a regular basis.

Watch a guide to private fostering

Our selection of audio includes the perspectives of:

Young people who have been privately fostered and a private foster carer. A specialist health worker explains the key signs to look out for in private fostering arrangements.

Listen to them here.

We have several examples of how private fostering may come about.

Learn about the different scenarios in which private fostering may be discovered.