Private Fostering is a private arrangement between a child's parents and the private foster carer. You must advise Redbridge Council of your intent six weeks prior to the child coming to stay with you. If you agree to privately foster a child within six weeks you must notify them immediately.
Children are privately fostered if they live with someone for 28 days or more or are placed with the intention that they will stay for 28 days or more. Private fostering applies to children under 16 years old (or 18 if they are disabled) and doesn't include arrangements made between the child's parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles or step parents. All other relatives would be considered private fostering.