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Private Foster Carer

A Private Foster Carer is a person who cares for a Privately Fostered Child.

A person is disqualified from acting as a Private Foster Carer if s/he or any adult member of the household has been cautioned for or convicted of an offence against a child which involves violence or bodily injury (other than common assault or battery), cruelty (to a child under 16), indecency, abduction (including of a child in care), the supply of Class A drugs or the importation/possession of indecent photographs of a child under 16 or a sexual offence against a child or any offence related to children's homes, child-minding/day care, private fostering or the detention of absent children. A list of the specific offences is set out in the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.


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