Children in foster care deserve better say MPs

December 29, 2017 2 comments

children in care

The government should conduct a thorough review of the overstretched care system, the Commons Education Committee has claimed. In a new report, the MPs also call for children in foster placements to be given more information on their placement and for greater efforts to be made to keep siblings who have been taken into care…

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Social workers struggle with high workloads

July 13, 2016 1 comment

fostering and adoption

Increasing workloads encourage the high drop-out rate amongst social workers, MPs have declared. In a new report, the Commons Education Committee calls on the government to address the “endemic retention problems” in the profession, thanks to a high pressure, low status working environment. The vacancy rate has grown by a quarter in just two years…

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