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News from National Union of Professional Foster Carers

So the latest ‘research’ by the Fostering Network and KPMG has come up with their ‘data’ as to why we are not retaining carers.
Show more respect, reduce social worker turnover, listen more to foster carers, more mentoring schemes, financial help, short breaks, information sharing and less change of social workers.

#👉 Here we have another report, that cost loads of money, a report with NO SOLUTIONS whatsoever.
👉 No mention of the fact foster carer’s working status is misclassified, no mention of the rights we should have but don’t, no mention of the fact that for any of the above to change so must our working status and the whole culture of children’s services.
As the foster carer workforce is diminishing (never mind needing 26k by 2025) and recruitment at a standstill, the government continue to listen to organisations that do not have foster carers at their heart.
It would be wonderful to see as many as possible on the first day of our case (20th June). It’s not just for members, it’s for all foster carers.