Children’s Aid to fill growing need for foster care

A recent study led by Western University’s Alan Leschied pointed to a shrinking number of foster care providers available nationwide to care for a growing number of children.

The results of the two-year study, which involved input from 941 foster parents, showed an overall shortage of available care providers.

“Recruitment and retention of care providers has become more challenging,” said Leschied, who is considered one of Canada’s leading experts on the subject of foster care.

Leschied said the current system “is simply not sustainable,” which is certainly not news to Patti Forrington. Supervisor recruitment, training and home study at Children’s Aid Society (CAS) London & Middlesex, Forrington said the timing of the study reflects the recruitment drive now underway to bring in a new pool of foster parents.

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