Safer caring – further advice

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Children and young people come into care often having been exposed to situations beyond the imagination of most people. They need protection from dangers, as would their peers, but their lives can be more complicated and they might be at risk in ways that others are not. Being able to provide a level of care which meets a child’s needs is a fundamental element in the role of a foster carer. But in doing so, foster carers have to consider the implications for themselves, their birth family and the children in their care.