Adopters and Foster Carers I need your help please…
My local council is proposing changes to how Foster Carers are paid, with the result that many experienced Foster Carers are talking about giving up. They were given very little notice about the potential changes and the council meeting where it will be discussed is on Thurs.
I am meeting one of our local Councillors on Thurs morning. She is also concerned about the proposals and has a better than most on council understanding of the issues that these children face as she sits on panel (she has done 3 out of 4 of our panels) for our local agency. I will explain to her what my concerns are, and what our experiences are and how much we should value these amazing people.
I know personally what an amazing job foster carers do; Jelly in particular had a fantastic start in foster care, with an amazing foster mum who had just him in placement. I have lots to say…but I need your experiences as well…let me tell this Councillor just what an important job some foster carers do (I know not everyone has a good experience). If you have a story to tell about how your children have benefited from good foster parents, please will you comment on this post, so I can have examples beyond my own.