Foster carer household numbers continue to fall, report finds

Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod
Peter Macleod, chief executive, Care Inspectorate

The number of approved foster carer households in Scotland has continued to drop. Care Inspectorate figures show that in 2017, 365 new foster carer homes were approved, down 13% (419) from 2016 and 19% (453) in 2015. Despite the approvals, data suggests that 26 of its 60 fostering services in the country experienced a net…

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