Looking after someone else's child

  1. Looking after someone else's child
  2. Reasons why you could be privately fostering a child (You are here)
  3. What should I do if I intend to privately foster a child?
  4. The needs of the child 
  5. Support for you

Reasons why you could be privately fostering a child

  • Parental separation, divorce or arguments within the child’s home.
  • A teenage boyfriend or girlfriend of your own child living with you.
  • Looking after a child whose parents study or work involves unsociable hours and they are unable to use ordinary day care
  • Looking after a child who has been sent to this country for education or healthcare reasons by birth parents living overseas

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