Employment rights for foster carers are essential to give children stability
We need legal recognition as workers if we are to give the children in our care the security they need.
Last week a fellow foster care worker came to me, desperate for help. They had been repeatedly forced to use a food bank in order to provide for the child in their care. The Fostering Network’s bleak State of the Nation report, therefore, came as no surprise, bar one comment: “a crisis is looming”. To those of us working as foster care workers, it is all too clear that this crisis is already here.