Private fostering

What happens next

We will arrange for a social worker to visit you in your home within seven working days.

You must give them information about:

  • the child
  • yourself
  • other members of the household

They will also speak to the child and visit the parents where possible.

They will share information about private fostering and the support available for carers, children and parents.

Your social worker will make regular visits to see the child and review your arrangements. This is to ensure the child is safe and being well cared for.