Did you know, around 80% of children in the care system live with foster parents? That’s an extremely large proportion of the 81,000 children in care in the UK. The system heavily relies on this type of carer, and sadly they’re always in demand.
Government funding cuts have also been threatening the well-being of foster children across the UK. In such a precarious world, the need for supportive carers is greater than ever. This is happening at a time when the number of children in care has actually risen: shockingly, according to The Huffington Post, one child comes into care every 20 minutes.
The Fostering Network has found such cuts have made it harder for 69% of foster carers to gain access to a social worker. They also felt it has a negative impact on the support they received overall.
If you’re consider foster caring in Manchester, Foster Careline are with you every step of the way. Cuts or no cuts, we are a highly supportive fostering agency who are there for carers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Becoming a foster carer will change a child’s life for the better. You can genuinely improve a child’s life, and provide the love and support they’re looking for.
For more about foster caring in Manchester, click here.