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FOSTERING SERVICES NOT UP TO MARK

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Social services directors say local authorities should examine their fostering services, reported BBC Radio Four's ...
Social services directors say local authorities should examine their fostering services, reported BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.

Fostering arrangements do not always meet the needs of the children, the Association of Directors of Social Services found in a year long enquiry into the service. Two thirds of local authorities told the ADSS they had difficulty recruiting foster parents and more than 40 per cent were concerned they were not meeting the needs of black children, Today reported.

The ADSS said councils should look at whether they are providing enough support for carers.
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