Statutory guidance

Children Act 1989: private fostering

Statutory guidance for local authorities on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of privately fostered children.

Applies to England



This statutory guidance is for local authorities.

It sets out their functions and responsibilities in relation to private fostering.

This guidance relates to

Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.

Published 25 July 2005