When a child’s parents are struggling to care for a child or to keep them safe, and social services are planning to place the child/ren in foster care, sometimes family members or family friends come forward to care for the child. This is a part of fostering known as kinship care or "connected persons".
If a child is made subject to a Residence or Special Guardianship Order, you will not be assessed as a foster carer and you will not receive fostering allowance. However you maybe eligible for support depending on your financial circumstances.
Are you looking after someone else’s child?
- Are they under 16?
- And you’re not a close relative?
- Are they staying with you for more than 28 days?
Tell us, we can help. Call 01352 701000
Somebody Else's Child - A guide to private foster care