Stronger Contact with Previous Carers Would Give Foster Children a Greater Sense of Belonging


Foster carers can have a powerful impact on the lives of vulnerable children and young people. But with an average of four moves for each child in foster care, living with instability can affect them into adulthood.

TV chef Lorraine Pascale recently, and very bravely, shared her experiences of growing up in foster care – and her story showed just how unstable life can be for some children. After being relinquished for adoption as a baby, the subsequent breakdown of that relationship found her placed on the at-risk register aged just three and later placed with a number of different foster carers. Growing up with social workers and different carers must have been challenging.

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