Private fostering

If you think you are offering private fostering to a child you must let us know. The following leaflets provide more information:

Under legislation a child is considered as living in private foster care if:

  • they are under minimum school leaving age
  • cared for by a person who is not a relative or guardian
  • a child is not considered a private foster child if he/she is looked after and accommodated by the local authority
  • a child is not considered a private foster child if he/she is in residential establishment  as a boarder or by being placed here by the local authority
  • a child is not considered a private foster child if he/she is in hospital
  • a child is not considered a private foster child if he/she is in the care or the person for less than 28 days and there is no intention for the person to continue to care for the young person on a long-term basis.

Once we have received a notification from you, we will then complete an assessment.

Support will be given to you and home visits will be made on a regular basis.

Don't delay - get in touch and, even if you are unsure, always ask questions. Remember you are required by law to inform us.

Please contact us on 01738 476768.

Contact details

Child Protection

Child Protection and Duty Team, Lewis Place , Perth, PH1 3BD
Tel 01738 476768