This article highlights the need for all foster carers to have access to "high quality, timely and non-judgmental support" Given the challenging nature of many children now in foster care this call needs to be heeded by Government.
Establishing integrated permanence services in all local authority areas. The same team would then be responsible for all permanency assessments (be they special guardianship order, fostering, adoption, kinship care or return home) and all post-permanency support. It is vital that all permanency families can access high quality, timely and non-judgmental support to safeguard the placement. Placement breakdown is toxic to children and costly for agencies.