Official Statistics

Private fostering: Financial year ending March 2016

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


Private fostering: 2015-16


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.

Published 26 October 2016