Gay couples encouraged to foster children in Leeds

Gay couples encouraged to foster children in Leeds

22 February 2012 Last updated at 10:33 Gay couples encouraged to foster children in Leeds By Stephanie Barnard BBC News “He stepped into his bedroom and just looked around like he’d gone to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory: ‘Is this my room?’, he asked.” For Stuart Price and Lee Rennison, it was a moment that highlighted […]

Major reforms to support children and families

Major reforms to support children and families

Press notice date: 05 February 2013 Significant reforms to services for vulnerable children and radical proposals to allow parents to choose how they share up to a year’s leave to look after their new-born children have been announced. The Children and Families Bill, published today, includes reforms to adoption, family justice, an overhaul of Special […]

Cabinet minister: Gay couples cannot provide safe environment for children

Cabinet minister: Gay couples cannot provide safe environment for children

David Jones said he did not believe same-sex couples should be prevented from adopting children   The Welsh secretary has said gay couples “clearly” cannot provide a “warm and safe environment” in which to raise children. On ITV Wales David Jones said this was why he had voted against the government’s legislation for same-sex marriage. […]

‘Hundreds more’ foster families needed in Scotland

‘Hundreds more’ foster families needed in Scotland

Scotland is facing a shortfall of at least 850 new foster families in the year ahead, a charity has warned. The Fostering Network said that despite an increase in fostering households in the past year, the number of children in care was continuing to rise. On any one day, there are estimated to be more […]

Essex children’s home closures prompt criticism

Essex children’s home closures prompt criticism

A move by Essex County Council to close children’s homes has been criticised by experts and parents. In the past year, all 12 of the mainstream care homes run by the council have closed as part of a move to focus on foster care and privately-run homes. A woman from Essex, whose 15-year-old daughter has […]

Trowbridge foster carer retires after 45 years

Trowbridge foster carer retires after 45 years

Foster carer Mollie Lloyd knows the new year will look very different to the last 45. This year she will celebrate her 70th birthday. She will also move to a new house in Wiltshire and will fly abroad for her first holiday. But all these events will happen without children – an experience she has […]

Glasgow Foster Children Foster Carer Recruitment

Glasgow Foster Children Foster Carer Recruitment

Glasgow fostering – City Chambers images spearhead fostering and adoption drive The images will be projected on to the City Chambers in George Square A series of images are to be projected on to Glasgow City Chambers later as part of a campaign to recruit more foster carers and adoptive parents. The images promote the […]

Fostering Network Wales report says system ‘failing’ children

Fostering Network Wales report says system ‘failing’ children

The Welsh government said it is working with councils to improve foster care The foster care system is failing too many children and needs an urgent overhaul, a charity has warned. The number of children needing foster care in Wales has risen to an all-time high of about 4,400, according to The Fostering Network Wales. […]

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