Children split up from their siblings as they are put into foster care – plea for help from families

Children are being split up from their siblings as they are put into foster care at an alarming rate in Sussex, charities have claimed. The worrying figures have revived a drive to encourage more foster carers to come forward. FLORA THOMPSON reports

More than 3,000 children were separated from their brothers or sisters when they were placed in foster care in the last year, a charity has said. A third of children in the UK – 3,582 out of 11,082 – were split up from siblings from April last year to March this year, an investigation by charity Action For Children revealed.

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