When you must tell us
We have a duty to safeguard the wellbeing of privately-fostered children.
By law, you must inform us:
- at least six weeks before a child comes to live with you
- within 48 hours of the child coming to live with you due to an emergency
- if you already have a child living with you
- at least 48 hours before a child leaves your care and tell us where they are going
If you do not tell us, you are committing an offence and we may fine you.