Foster Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the provision of foster placements.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Conservative

An independent review of fostering, commissioned by the department, and published in January 2018, made a number of recommendations on how to improve provision of foster parents. The Education Select Committee, in their report published in December last year, also made recommendations. Both reports are attached.

The government is carefully considering the recommendations of these reports, and will publish responses to both in the spring.

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