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Information on notification of private fostering arrangements has been collected centrally only since 2004-05. The available information can be found in the following table.
|Number of new private fostering arrangements that began during the year|
| Notes: |
1. Based on year ending 31 March.
2. Where a child has had more than one private fostering arrangement during the year, each arrangement has been counted.
3. Numbers rounded to the nearest 10.
4. These figures are based on the PF1 collection which was introduced in 2004/05; figures for earlier years are not available.
These figures have been taken from SFR 37/2007 'Private Fostering Arrangements in England, year ending