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Foster Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN 292918, tabled on 1 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help local authorities recruit foster carers.

Answered on

7 October 2019

In Fostering Better Outcomes (2018), the department encouraged local authorities to consider joint recruitment efforts. To help with this, and to support local authorities to develop evidence-based recruitment approaches, the department is commissioning research on applying behavioural insight approaches to the recruitment of prospective foster carers and adopters.

In addition, the department is funding 7 feasibility studies in commissioning and sufficiency planning, bringing together local authorities with their partners to explore innovative practices, including collaborative approaches to foster care recruitment.

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