'Private' foster carers in Somerset urged to come forward

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: 'Private' foster carers in Somerset urged to come forward 'Private' foster carers in Somerset urged to come forward

SOMERSET County Council is urging anybody fostering a child to let the authorities know.

If a child has been looked after for more than 28 days by somebody other than a relative, the arrangement is classed as private fostering.

County councillor Frances Nicholson, cabinet member for children and families, said: “We are required to know about a private fostering arrangement to make sure the child’s needs are being met.

“Where appropriate we can support both the private foster carer and the parent in order to help rebuild relationships.”

Anybody involved in, or aware of a private fostering arrangement, should email childrens@somerset.gov.uk or phone 0845-3459122

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree