Look after a child? Inform the council


Many people may be unwittingly breaking the law by caring for a family member or friend’s children.

Central Beds Council’s private fostering awareness campaign aims to make people aware of the need to get in touch with the council to ensure that all children are protected.

If you look after someone else’s child for more than 28 days it is known as private fostering. This applies to all under 16s and to disabled children under 18.

To inform the council call the fostering duty office on 0300 300 8181.