Calderdale parents and carers are being urged to let the Council know if they have made private fostering arrangements for their children.
Private fostering is where a child or young person is looked after by someone who is not a close relative for more than 28 days.
Calderdale Council does not place children and young people in private fostering, but if a parent or carer is planning to make such an arrangement, they have a legal duty to tell the Council at least six weeks before it is due to start.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, Coun Megan Swift, said: “Private fostering can be a positive experience, but the Council needs to be aware of the arrangements to make sure this is the case. We urge people to let us know straight away.”