Learning and improvement in child protection practice
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.