Dispelling the fostering myths
IT remains a real source of concern to me that more than 50 per cent of children in care in Buckinghamshire have to be placed with families outside this county, as we don’t have enough foster carers.
You have probably heard this message before from me, but as we enter Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from June 1-14, I want to ensure anyone thinking about fostering is encouraged to make that call today.
There are so many myths about fostering, which means people rule themselves out unnecessarily. People quite often think they can’t foster if they are single, religious, in a same sex relationship, in rented accommodation, on benefits or have their own children. None of these is true. If you are passionate about making a real difference to a child,