Are you under 16, or under 18 with a disability, and live with
family, friends or adults who are not close relatives?
A close relative is a parent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt,
grandparent, or step parent.
If the answer is “Yes” this is known as private fostering,
although this does not mean you are officially “in care”. Legally
you must tell Peterborough City Council if this continues for 28
consecutive days or more. This is to make sure you are being cared
for properly and are safe.
The Council will work alongside you and your carers to gather
information and make sure the arrangement is suitable for your
needs and safety. You and your carers will have someone to talk to
on a regular basis whilst you are living away from your
If you are being privately fostered contact the
Referral and Assessment Duty Officer on Tel:-
01733 – 864180 / 864170