Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

ABUSE RISK FOR THOUSANDS IN ILLEGAL FOSTERING NETWORK

  • Comment
Social services and adoption agencies believe up to 9,000 Nigerian children have been handed to white foster parent...
Social services and adoption agencies believe up to 9,000 Nigerian children have been handed to white foster parents by an unlawful network in the UK operating behind the backs of the authorities, reports The Guardian (p8).

The natural parents pay the foster parents typically around £30 a week.

A BBC2 documentary tonight, Black Britain, has discovered that illegal networks are operating in several English counties, including Shropshire, Kent, Hampshire, and Warwick, putting children at risk of abuse and neglect.

The Guardian says that many parents do not realise they risk losing their children. If the private arrangement is discovered, the children can be taken into care or put up for adoption.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.