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Council Services:

Private fostering

Private fostering is defined in the Children Act 1989 as providing accommodation and caring for a child under the age of 16 (or under 18 if they are disabled) for more than 28 days, when you are not the child’s parent or close relative or do not have parental responsibility in law.

Either the private foster carer or the birth parent must inform the local council of the arrangement and the council must check the suitability of the private foster carers and make regular visits to the child. The council also has the power to remove a child from a private foster care placement if there are concerns for a child’s welfare.

Any professional who learns that a child is being privately fostered has a duty to report it to their local social work team. On Anglesey the information should be given in the first place to the duty social worker - please see the contact details on the right.

The Private Fostering Regulations (Wales) 2006 can be read on the website.

Contact Children's Services

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Building
LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 752722 / 752733 (8.45am - 5pm)
Emergency out of hours tel: 01248 353551
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Police - where there is an immediate danger to a child, 0845 607 1002 (English line), 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) or 999

Useful information

Mae'r dudalen yma a'r dogfennau cysylltiedig ar gael yn y Gymraeg. Defnyddiwch y ddolen "Cymraeg" ar ochr dde'r bar uchaf.

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