Are you fostered by a private arrangement

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If you are aged 16 or under and living with someone who looks after you and is not your parent, legal guardian or close relative, you are being privately fostered.


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If your parents have asked someone to look after you for 28 days or more it is called private fostering and the person looking after you is called a Private Foster Carer.

There are many reasons why parents might ask a friend to take care of you for a while.  Lots of children are cared for in this way. 

Find out more about living with a Private Foster Carer.

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