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A private fostering arrangement is one that is made privately by the parent or person with parental responsibility
The conditions to Private Fostering are as follows:
Another certain condition is a child that is living with/cared for by a close family member or a person with parental responsibility.
The Children’s Act 1989 defines a close family member as
These can be full blood, half blood or through marriage.
Any parent proposing to have their child looked after by someone other than a close relative for more than 28 days, or a carer who is proposing to look after someone else’s child, must notify Hull Children, Young People and Family Services by completing the following form https://childrensportallive.hullcc.gov.uk/ at least 6 weeks before the arrangement is due to begin.
Under the Private Fostering Arrangements (2005), any professional who comes into contact with children, is under a duty to inform the children’s service about any private fostering arrangements they are made aware of. To make a notification in relation to a private fostering arrangement in Hull, professionals should complete the following form https://childrensportallive.hullcc.gov.uk/.
For more information please see our one minute guide to private fostering.
Additional information can be found on the Hull City Council website (link opens in new window)
This guidance replaces Chapter One of Volume 8 (Private Fostering and Miscellaneous) of the Children Act 1989 guidance, which was first published in 1991, and incorporates guidance on the new measures in the Children Act 2004, and in the Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005.
The Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005 (link opens in new window)
Replacement Children Act 1989 Guidance on Private Fostering (link opens in new window)
This document contains the National Minimum Standards for Private Fostering which came into force on 18 July 2005, and the Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005.
National minimum standards on private fostering (link opens in new window)
To make a notification of a private fostering arrangement, please click the link below: