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Children's Minister Tim Loughton praises foster carers

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Tim Loughton marks the start of Foster Carers Fortnight by issuing a statement.

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To mark the start of Foster Care Fortnight, Children’s Minister Tim Loughton said:

Foster carers are the unsung heroes of our care system. They do a fantastic, selfless job helping children build stable relationships that last into adulthood. The shortage of foster carers is a particular concern, especially for teenage children. We support and fund Foster Care Fortnight to help get more people to come forward to be foster parents.

We have also developed a new Foster Carers’ Charter this year so that foster parents know what help and support they can expect from local authorities. I encourage all local areas to sign up, use it to recruit more foster carers and improve local fostering services.

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Published 16 May 2011