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Children Act 1989

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66Privately fostered children

(1)In this Part—

(a)“a privately fostered child” means a child who is under the age of sixteen and who is cared for, and provided with accommodation by, someone other than—

(i)a parent of his;

(ii)a person who is not a parent of his but who has parental responsibility for him; or

(iii)a relative of his; and

(b)“to foster a child privately” means to look after the child in circumstances in which he is a privately fostered child as defined by this section.

(2)A child is not a privately fostered child if the person caring for and accommodating him—

(a)has done so for a period of less than 28 days; and

(b)does not intend to do so for any longer period.

(3)Subsection (1) is subject to—

(a)the provisions of section 63; and

(b)the exceptions made by paragraphs 1 to 5 of Schedule 8.

(4)In the case of a child who is disabled, subsection (1)(a) shall have effect as if for “sixteen” there were substituted “eighteen”.

(5)Schedule 8 shall have effect for the purposes of supplementing the provision made by this Part.

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