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Fostering Disabled Children Oral Question, 17/05/12 [S]

During First Minister's Question Time on 17 May 2012 Liam McArthur (LD) asked the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to provide support to families fostering disabled children.

The First Minister, Alex Salmond, replied that it is important to recognise the role that foster carers play in caring for some of Scotlandís most vulnerable children. Their dedication and commitment to developing the lives of those young people is a massive undertaking.

The Government is committed to a reform of childrenís services to ensure that every child gets the support that they need through embedding the principle of getting it right for every child in statute. The Government is committed to speeding up the change across public services and bringing forward legislation to put that into effect. Children with disabilities in foster care and other care settings will benefit in particular from the programme.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 17 May 2012 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 17 May 2012