Wednesday, 9 May 2012

8,750 new foster families are needed across the UK in 2012

The Fostering Network keeps saying it - and those in power still seem to be ignoring it. 

As Fostering Fortnight approaches, the shortage of foster parents in the UK continues apace with an estimated 8,750 new foster families needed across the UK in 2012.

A child needs a foster family every 22 minutes according to the Fostering Network. Government needs to come up with an urgent plan to ensure that an appropriate placement is always available.