Monday, 17 May 2010

Foster carer shortage requires urgent attention

It's Foster Care Fortnight 2010 and the Fostering Network tells us that 10,000 additional foster carers are needed across the UK. The shortfall is exacerbated by the record numbers of children being taken into care. Without sufficient foster carers no modern child protection system can operate effectively. Solving this problem must be the highest priority for the new government.