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Private Fostering

Are you Looking After Someone Elses Child?

  • 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?
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.

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


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Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens Advice Bureau Additional Learning Needs Family Support Additional Learning Needs Family Support

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and financial help
with childcare costs Support & financial help with childcare costs(opens in new window)

Quick Links:

Young Gypsy or Traveller: www.travellingahead.org.uk
Family Lives: www.familylives.org.uk
Supporting Families/Friends of Prisoners: FFOPS Brochure (pdf)
Information Hub on Offenders' families: www.i-hop.org.uk
Life Coach Directory: www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk
Helpline All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence: www.allwaleshelpline.org.uk
Mediation West Wales: www.westwalesmediation.co.uk

If there is anything incorrect, out of date or you think could be included please email us: childreninfo@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Carmarthenshire Family Information Service cannot accept responsibility or liability for any errors which may have occurred. It is recommended that you always check details with providers to ensure their service meets your requirements.

Carmarthenshire Family Information Service cannot recommend or endorse any of the providers listed.

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