Are you staying with a friend or a different family? / Is somebody else looking after you?
If you are aged up to 16 (up to 18 if you have a disability) and you are staying with someone other than your parents, aunt/uncles, grandparents or a sister/brothers for more than 4 weeks then we call it "private fostering". It does not matter whether you decided to stay there or your parents have arranged it for you, it is still "private fostering".
Some examples of private fostering could be:
If you think you may be privately fostered you need to let us know by telephone on 0161 770 7777.
What happens next?
A private fostering officer will contact you, and make sure that you're ok
The private fostering officer has to find out about the following:
We just need to make sure you are well and listen to you so please let us know.