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Find out about how fostering works, who can be a foster carer, what foster carers do, types of fostering, the fostering approval process, and support and payments on the Achieving for Children Fostering website

Private fostering

Private fostering is when parents make a special arrangement for their child to stay with someone else for more than 28 days (consecutively). This person is usually outside the family, not a close relative, and has no direct parental responsibility for the child.

Updated: 17 February 2023

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