pdf DHSSPSNI Circular CCPD 1/11 Children Living with carers in private fostering arrangements including children from overseas, 25 March 2011

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DHSSPSNI-CCPD 11 Circular Children Living with carers in private fostering arrangements, 25 Mar 11.pdf

A private fostering situation is an arrangement whereby an adult, who is not a relative of the child, cares for a child under the age of 16 years (or in the case of a disabled child, under 18 years) for more than 28 days.  Under the Children Order a relative in relation to a child is defined as 'a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt (whether of the full blood or half blood or by affinity) or step-parent.'