We dedicate our lives to fostering. So why are we treated with such disdain?
The children we take in have often had harrowing lives. We give them round-the-clock care under immense scrutiny – yet we have no workers’ rights.
Wednesday saw a landmark ruling: a UK employment tribunal recognised two foster care workers as employees. The carers, Christine and James Johnstone had sought the recognition of the Glasgow city council as part of a dispute over wages.