Are you Looking After Someone Elses Child?
Private Fostering is very different from the care provided by us through approved foster carers.
It occurs when a child under 16 (or under 18 if disabled) is cared for, for more than 28 days by an adult who is not a close relative, by private arrangement between the parent and the carer.
- Are you being cared for by someone other than your parents?
- Is someone else looking after your child?
- Are you caring for someone else’s child?
A close relative is an aunt, uncle, step-parent, grandparent or sibling, but not a cousin, grand aunt/uncle, or a family friend.
Social services are required by law to approve such arrangements.
If you are thinking about placing your child with someone who is not a close relative, and would like more information, or if you’re already involved in such an arrangement, then the first thing you must do is contact: Carmarthenshire Children’s Services Department on 01554 742322