The number of notifications of private fostering arrangements in England during the year ending 31 March 2013.
Figures on notifications received by local authorities of children cared for and accommodated in private fostering arrangements in England.
A privately fostered child is defined as one under the age of 16 (18 if disabled) that is cared for by someone other than a parent or close relative as defined in section 105 of the Children Act 1989.
Children’s social care statistics team
Telephone: Anneka Nelson-Girtchen 0114 274 2590