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‘State of Emergency’ in Foster Care As Demand Rises By 44%


The UK’s leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s, has reported a huge spike in fostering enquiries during the pandemic. There have been 2,349 referrals to their fostering service From March 1st - April 23rd 2020 compared to 1,629 for the same period in 2019.




In comparison the number of enquiries from people looking to become foster parents for the charity fell from 302 to 161 - a dramatic 47% drop.