Children are put at risk over private fostering ignorance

January 2009
Community Care;1/22/2009, Issue 1754, p10
The article reports that the British Association for Adoption and Fostering has pointed out that public's lack of awareness of private fostering could be putting children at risk. A survey has found that 22% of people would do nothing if they believed that a next door child is unrelated to the resident family, and 7% would do nothing if such a child disappeared. Chief executive David Holmes said that very few knew families know that they have a duty to inform private fostering to councils.


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