Scottish Government update on review of foster care welcomed

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The Fostering Network has welcomed the Scottish Government’s update on progress around the National Review of Foster Care.

The update covers placement descriptors, database alternatives, placement limits, learning and development framework, foster care allowances and foster care fees.

Sara Lurie, director of The Fostering Network Scotland, is sitting on several of the working groups that will help take this work forward. She said: “We’re pleased that the Government is working to introduce a maximum foster care placement limit of three unrelated children with the exemptions, as described in the review recommendations. We are also encouraged by the commitment to consider minimum allowance for foster carers, as is the case elsewhere in the UK, and want to see this introduced as soon as possible.”

“This review is an opportunity to transform elements of foster care in Scotland. The Fostering Network takes its involvement very seriously, to ensure that the final outcomes meet expectations. 

“We look forward to seeing further updates as they come, and to supporting the Government in crafting their end recommendations.”

You can find the full review on the Scottish Government website.