While many children are looking forward to the summer holidays, others are facing an uncertain future in the care system. More than 9,000 UK homes are needed for children in foster care, but one of the biggest problems is a lack of carers, which the case all over the UK, including in Liverpool.
75% of all children in care are fostered, so that’s a vast majority of those who enter the system. The number has reached its highest levels in 30 years, with more than 70,000 children currently in care.
Unfortunately, large sectors of the community rule themselves out of foster care unnecessarily because they think they wouldn’t qualify, although this isn’t the case. For example, single people, LGBT couples and those who aren’t home-owners self-exclude themselves, when all can qualify to become foster carers.
How can I find out more about fostering in Liverpool?
Foster Careline is an independent agency who cover the North West of England and Wales, including Liverpool. We work closely with local authorities to provide caring and stable homes for that match a child’s unique needs.