Data breaches must be eliminated to protect foster families

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Responding to the news of a significant rise in the number of fostering-related data breaches in London, Jackie Sanders, communications and public affairs director at The Fostering Network, said: 'It is extremely disappointing to hear about this increase in data breaches. Living with a foster family ought to provide safety and stability to children who so desperately need it. Anything that puts that stability at risk must be challenged.

'The fact that children are having to be moved and foster families are fearing for their safety is appalling.

'Foster carers must be certain that their data is secure, and fostering and related services must prioritise eliminating these breaches as a matter of urgency.'