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Fostering and Adoption Motion, 13/01/12 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 13 January 2012 by Margaret Mitchell (Cons) on Barnardo’s Fostering and Adoption Week.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament acknowledges that 9 to 15 January 2012 is Barnardo’s Fostering and Adoption Week; understands that, throughout January, Barnardo’s Scotland will run its fostering and adoption campaign, which aims to encourage people to contact the charity about becoming foster carers or adopters; notes that the number of children in care who need foster families has more than doubled over the last 15 years and understands that it is now at an all-time high; considers that there is a general shortage of foster families across Scotland and that, over the next year, at least 1,700 new foster families will need to be found; understands that, in particular, foster families are needed for older children who might require extra support; further understands that Barnardo’s Scotland provides full training and support to potential foster carers, and hopes that this campaign will encourage members of the public to approach Barnardo’s Scotland and other charities offering fostering and adoption services about becoming foster carers.

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