The figures in this article from a local Mississippi paper relate to their area. But the story is universal - it costs a fortune to keep children in specialist care and foster care. So they are turning to kinship care but they need more in the budget. Where have we read this before? Once again is kinship carers taking the strain!
The Governor’s budget also includes funding to develop and implement a trauma-informed training curriculum, to expand child safety and out-of-home placement services statewide so that children may remain at home with supportive services rather than being placed outside of the home and to increase foster care and kinship care rates.