Councils Face Huge Bills – Private Agencies Blog
A recent article in the Guardian has highlighted the funding challenges local authorities face. It reports that private agencies lure carers from councils with improved wages and support—costing the taxpayer millions.
In 2014 80% of council-registered foster carers said allowances met the cost of raising children. In 2016 just 42% did. This information is supported by the 2017 Commons Select Committee’s report which found that the government needs to do much more to support foster families.
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