The Fostering Network launches ground-breaking report looking at the extra accommodation costs of fostering
The Fostering Network has commissioned a groundbreaking report in to the costs that foster carers bear in order to provide the extra accommodation space that their fostered children require.
Until now there has been little investigation in to the costs that foster carers bear in order to provide the extra accommodation space that their fostered children require, or the implication on foster carer recruitment and retention.
This important new research by Professor Tunstall is a vital first step in increasing our understanding of the issue, and in helping the fostering sector consider what might be the policy implications affecting matters such as allowances and grants to foster carers, and the allocation of social housing.
Some key findings of the report include:
Professor Tunstall has used a variety of primary and secondary sources, including a survey of foster carers carried out by The Fostering Network among its members in July 2014. The Fostering Network is very grateful to Professor Tunstall and to all the foster carers who participated in the survey.
Download the full report here.
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