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  • Twelve leading charities have joined together to call on the Welsh Government to change the law so that fostered young people in Wales can stay with their foster carers until the age of 21.

  • Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government, has today given the Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations of the fostering review, at a Children in Scotland conference in Edinburgh.

  • AT LEAST 8,600 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2014 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for the record numbers of fostered children, according to figures out today from the Fostering Network.

  • In response to the Scottish Government's announcement that young people in care who turn 16 from 1 April 2015 will be able to stay until 21, director of the Fostering Network Scotland Sara Lurie, said:

    “We are pleased that the Scottish Government has recognised the importance of ensuring young people in care can stay beyond the age of 18, and is making this change to the law.