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Separating Siblings Fostering Blog.

Too many foster children are being separated from their siblings. Current legislation obliges local authorities to place siblings together where reasonably practical.

Unfortunately, due to the national shortage of foster carers the appropriate quality of care is not always available. In 2015 a study by the Family Rights Group (FRG) reported that 37% of children in care had to live apart from their siblings.

A separation of this kind takes a foster child further out of their comfort zone. Siblings provide a great deal of reassurance to each other, through their presence alone. It is possible that a child will never settle in a foster home after being separated from their siblings.

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