‘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 […]

UKIP couple have foster children removed from care

UKIP couple have foster children removed from care

Joyce Thacker, Rotherham Borough Council: ”We had to seriously think about the long-term needs of the children”Continue reading the main story. A couple have had three foster children removed from their care because they belong to the UK Independence Party. Rotherham Borough Council said the children were “not indigenous white British” and that it had […]

Guernsey children could be sent to UK for fostering

Guernsey children could be sent to UK for fostering

Julie Barnes Ms Barnes says Guernsey needs carers for children aged 8-14 Guernsey children in need of foster care could be forced to move to the UK because of a shortage of carers. Guernsey’s Health and Social Services Department says it is in “desperate need” of carers. Julie Barnes, service manager for corporate parenting, said […]

Foster carers get their own lifestyle magazine

Foster carers get their own lifestyle magazine

The first of its kind, each issue is packed with a variety of news, views and features on a range of issues affecting looked after children and their foster carers. This quarterly, 48 page magazine crosses the two genres of parenting magazines and the more informative care magazines. As a parenting magazine it has features […]

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