A surge in demand for foster care places combined with a drop in potential carers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is creating a “state of emergency” in the care system, Barnardo’s has warned.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit vulnerable families the hardest, with many reaching crisis point. This has created a state of emergency, as more children than ever need a safe and loving foster family, while fewer adults are coming forward as potential foster carers.
Javed Khan, chief executive of Barnardo’s
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