Private Fostering

 

 

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'. This is 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).

 

 

Are you a private foster carer?


If you have been looking after someone else's child for 28 days or more, the law requires you to notify your local council.

 
 

Worried about a child?

 

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:

 

Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,

Essex   

              RM17 6SL

 

  • 01375 652802

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  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)

 

  • 01375 372468

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  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

or
Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection

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