The Fostering Network (fostering.net) have graciously given us permission to reproduce an article from the Autumn 2013 edition of their magazine.
The article ‘Call any time’ highlights some issues around contact once children leave a placement with foster carers.
Following a Freedom of Information Request, Action For Children are highlighting the separation of siblings in foster care. The BBC have two articles on this:
The discussion serves to highlight the importance of sibling relationships. Many children in care stay with a family for many years and form strong bonds with the children of foster carers – these can be lost when a child moves..