Official Statistics

Private fostering: Financial year ending March 2015

An annual report which includes information on the number of arrangements started each year.



A private fostering arrangement occurs when a child under 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by an adult, who is not a relative, under a private arrangement between parent and carer that lasts for 28 days or more. This report does not include information on fostering of children looked after by local authorities.