Fostering charity receives National Lottery Community award to support relationships of children in foster care in Scotland
The Fostering Network is today celebrating that it will receive a National Lottery award of over £120,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland.
The award will be put to good use by the charity to deliver the Moving On project, which aims to support positive transitions through and out of foster care.
Calling 16- to 25-year-olds!
- Would you like to be a young advocate and join an exciting new project with The Fostering Network?
- Do you have experience of care?
- Have you been a part of a fostering family?
- Are you passionate about change?
- Would you like to share your experience to help inform others?
State of Scotland's Foster Care report
The survey, which took place in the summer of 2018, covered key practice and workforce issues such as placement stability, training and support for carers, and status and authority of the workforce. In total, 500 foster carers across Scotland took our survey. The messages are clear: foster carers feel that there is a lack of support, training, respect and remuneration.
Following the publication of the Independent Care Review’s reports in February 2020, The Promise Team took over to implement the review’s recommendations with the objective to keep the promise to improve the care system outlined in the reports.
The Promise Team will publish their plan, once signed off by their oversight board, in January 2021. We therefore wrote to Fiona Duncan in November 2020 to outline the key areas we think need to be included in the plan to improve the care system for foster families in Scotland.