All the research that looks at the views and experiences of foster children and foster carers find that it is especially important that children in foster care feel valued within a safe, stable, loving family situation.
Foster children’s health and well-being is connected to them taking part in typical family life. Foster children place a high value on their foster carers and in particular, on the stability of their place within foster familes.
Foster carers and their families are often the only positive role models a child has experienced on his or her journey to make friendships, achieve a good education, improve their mental health and behaviour and make a positive contribution to society.
It is therefore imperative that the foster carer and their family feel confident in the agency the are contracted to, that they are fully supported and their views respected. Some foster carers needs are not being met by their current fostering agency and the best option is to change the agency by transferring their approval.
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