There is a growing crisis in Foster Care in the UK. More children are being taken into care every year due to multiple circumstances including familial breakdown where the parent is unable to care for their child at that time. Part of this trend is due to very public examples of children, such as “Baby P”, who have tragically been let down by the system that is supposed to protect them. On the opposite end, less potential foster carers are coming forward and the existing carer population is aging. Clearly, more must be done to recruit, train and employ foster carers.
In reaction to this, Caritas Fostering has published a new report – “So Much More to Give: Attitudes to Fostering in the UK.” With the pro-bono support of the Head of Marketing in Europe from IBM’s x86 Business, Caritas Fostering compiled the opinions of the general public, current foster carers and fostering professionals to explore the journey and any barriers that potential foster carers face when determining if the job is right for them.
Download the 10-page report and discover: why only 1.5% of potential foster carers think high fees are important, what the 4-step journey towards fostering is, and how common barriers to fostering can be overcome.
Download the report below