Everything you need to know about adoption and fostering in Peterborough can be found on our dedicated websites.
Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative. It's a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, for 28 days or more.
Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts (whether of full blood, half blood or marriage/affinity.
Further information is available from the Somebodyelse's Child website.