The Fostering Network has partnered with Disability Matters to put together a free online learning resource for foster carers.

The Disability Matters for Foster Carers learning package comprises eight courses focussed on issues relevant to foster carers of children and young people with disabilities. The package provides the perfect starting point for developing your understanding about the health and wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities.

In response to the announcement that the Scottish Government are to invest £10million in equalling kinship care allowances locally to those of foster carers, Sara Lurie, director of The Fostering Network Scotland, said: “The Fostering Network in Scotland is calling for a commitment from the Scottish Government to introduce minimum fostering allowances, and therefore parity from service to service, following on from their promise to bring kinship care allowances to the same level as fostering allowances.

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