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The YouGov poll also highlighted that the 18% of people polled who had considered fostering, had not taken any further steps towards becoming a foster carer.

Respondents cited the two options below as those that would most encourage them to foster:
  • control over what type of children would be matched with them
  • the option to offer short spells of foster care.
 Jonathan Ewen, director of fostering and adoption, Barnardo’s, responded:

“Barnardo’s works very closely with its carers to identify the type of child best suited to them and their families and short break carers are also in high demand. Short break care entails opening up your home for as little as a few weekends a year.

“Yes fostering can be challenging, the same as any job, but the rewards are immeasurable – you are helping to turn children’s lives around. I want to urge people to contact Barnardo’s and find out more about fostering.”



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