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In the News: Recruitment drive for foster carers, slow down reforms, 'bedroom tax'

Published: 06.03.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Recruitment drive for foster carers, slow down reforms, 'bedroom tax'

Council launches drive to recruit 'resilience foster carers' for troubled teenagers.

Former police and prison officers are being urged to become "resilience foster carers" offering homes to the most challenging looked-after teenagers, as part of a Staffordshire County Council campaign. Children and Young People Now 26/2/13

Adoption reforms must slow down and give more support to parents

Lords committee warns that Michael Gove's overhaul of system will not deliver stability needed by youngsters in care. Guardian 6/3/13

Ministers urged to exempt foster carers from 'bedroom tax'

Leaders of 11 children's charities say new rules will make it more difficult for people in social housing to become foster carers Guardian 6/3/13