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Fostering Motion, 18/02/13 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 18 February 2013 by Hanzala Malik (Lab) on foster families.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes with concern that Scotland is facing, it believes, a shortfall of at least 850 new foster families in 2013; understands that the Fostering Network has said that, despite an increase in fostering households in the last year, the number of children in care is continuing to rise; further understands that, on any one day, there are estimated to be more than 5,000 children in Scotland living with foster families and that too many children will not get the care they need without more families coming forward; believes that some will live in children’s homes when a foster family would be a better option for them and that others will end up living with a foster carer a long way from the child’s home, school or family, and believes that the process of approving foster families in Scotland should be speeded up as a matter of urgency.

All current motions before the Scottish Parliament can be found on the Scottish Parliament website.

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Current motions before the Scottish Parliament