staying put

Don't Move Me appeal

Why is our campaign so important?

Five years ago, with the support of our members, The Fostering Network led a campaign to change the law in each of the countries of the UK to allow young people to stay with their foster carers up to the age of 21.

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:21 By admin on February,14th 2019

Don't Move Me

What’s the problem?

Young people are missing out on the chance to stay living with their foster families after they turn 18. Although there is now provision in the law for young people to stay until they are 21 across the UK, financial and cultural barriers mean this is not happening often enough.

According to our 2018 State of the Nation survey:

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:12 By Daniel.Sinclairtfn on November,14th 2018

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Music (unless stated): "Heartwarming" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:36 By DavidEggboro on September,12th 2017

Staying Put

The implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014, part 5 Welfare of Children (98) means that local authorities in England are required to facilitate, monitor and support staying put arrangements for fostered young people until they reach the age of 21, where this is what they and their foster carers want unless the local authority considers that the staying put arrangement is not consistent with the welfare of the young person.

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:59 By admin on January,4th 2016