WSSCP

 If you are worried about a child speak to the Integrated Front Door (IFD)
on 01403 229900

 Call 999 for the Police if you think a child is in Immediate Danger
 WSChildrenServices@westsussex.gov.uk

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Private Fostering

Private Fostering is where a child under the age of 16 (18 if disabled) is cared for and accommodated by someone other than a parent or close relative* for more than 28 days. Parents and the private foster carers are legally responsible for notifying the local authority of their intentions at least 6 weeks in advance, or in emergency cases, immediately after the child becomes Privately Fostered.

To notify the Council of a private fostering arrangement please contact the Integrated Front Door (IFD) on:

Tel: (01403) 229900

Email: WSChildrenservices@WestSussex.gov.uk

Click here for more information on private fostering.

*Close Relatives are Step Parents, Grandparents, Brothers/Sisters or Aunts/Uncles.