Jason Flemyng, a Hollywood actor, has recently shown his support for a new bill, which would bring foster carers basic employment rights. The Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) Foster Care Workers Union set up…

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Being a foster carer can be the most challenging job, but also the most rewarding. Sandra and Steve Henshaw, from Manchester, have been fostering for seven years through Manchester Council. During their honeymoon, Sandra fell…

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Currently, foster carers have little employment rights. Foster carers across Britain are campaigning for a new bill to go through parliament to grant them basic employment rights. According to government statistics, currently 83,930 foster carers,…

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An increasing number of foster carers are now turning to private agencies, instead of local authorities, which cost the taxpayer £727 million in 2016-2017. According to the government report, commissioning placements through private agencies, “needs…

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