The Fostering Services department of the Government has produced some National Minimum Standards for Foster Care.

One of these is “Children in foster care deserve to be treated as a good parent would treat their own children and to have the opportunity for as full an experience of family life and childhood as possible, without unnecessary restrictions.

This is a fundamental element of good fostering. Many of our foster carers already have their own birth children and we are pleased to see that the whole foster family is treated the same whether they are fostered or birth children.

Giving children in the foster family that same care and attention, provides them with the opportunity they might not have had before.