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  • MORE YOUNGER PEOPLE need to be encouraged to foster in order to avoid a recruitment crisis, the Fostering Network is warning today, with the publication of survey results showing that almost one in three foster carers are now approaching an age where they may consider retiring.

  • PEOPLE ACROSS England are being encouraged to think about whether they could become foster carers, as part of Fostering in England Day, Friday 23 May.

  • The Fostering Network is delighted to have been named as Endsleigh's newest charity partner.

  • PEOPLE ACROSS Wales are being asked to think about the amazing work that foster carers do on Wednesday 21 May, Fostering in Wales Day.<--break->

  • PEOPLE ACROSS Scotland are being asked to think about the amazing work that foster carers do on Monday, Fostering in Scotland Day.

  • The leading foster care charity in Northern Ireland, Fostering Network, has awarded this year’s prestigious Foster Carer of the Year Award to inspirational couple Margaret and Jackie Mc Carragher who have opened their home to more than 50 children over the last 25 years.

  • LESS THAN a third of the UK adult population (28 per cent) think they would be likely to be accepted as foster carers were they to apply within the next two years, according to the results of a new poll published today by the Fostering Network.

  • Long-term foster care can provide stable, secure and successful homes for looked after children who cannot live with their own families. But changes are needed to make it work more successfully for both foster carer and child, according to a new report by The Fostering Network, which calls for the development of stronger statutory frameworks for long-term foster care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • The Fostering Network Wales has welcomed yesterday's historic vote in the Senedd which gives young people living with foster families in Wales the right to stay beyond their 18th birthdays.

  • Leading charities the Fostering Network Wales and Action for Children-Gweithredu dros Blant today welcomed the Welsh Assembly’s decision to extend the age that fostered young people can stay with their foster carers until 21, but are seeking assurances that local authorities will receive extra money from the Government to fund young people wishing to stay with their foster families.