1 in 5 foster carers considered quitting over Covid pandemic

1 in 5 foster carers considered quitting over Covid pandemic

More than one in five foster carers have considered quitting because of the coronavirus pandemic, an ITV News survey has revealed. Most of the 1,022 foster carers who participated in the ITV News survey said they feel support from government during the Covid-19 crisis has been “inadequate”. Their answers shed light on the heavy toll lockdown […]

Retired Redcar couple urge others to foster children

Retired Redcar couple urge others to foster children

A couple aged 80 and 74 have said age is “no barrier” to fostering children. Retired publicans Bob and Janet Baker are Redcar and Cleveland Council’s oldest foster carers. The council needs to recruit more couples like Mr and Mrs Baker who said opening up their home and giving their time to needy children had […]

Children Restrictions

Children Restrictions

The number of children in care in England and Wales who have restrictions placed on their freedom has tripled in the last two years, BBC News has found. Deprivation of liberty orders are increasingly being used to detain children in homes when suitable accommodation cannot be found. Campaigners say it shows a “wilful neglect” of […]

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