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Facts and figures about Fostering 


Hey everyone, today I thought I would speak about some interesting facts about fostering! It may help some people realise the need for more foster carers. Hope you enjoy!

-Around 30 000 more children come into care over 12 months, with thankfully similar numbers actually going back to family or new adoptive families.

- In England, 53 420 children were living with foster families on March 31st, 2017

-There are around 43 710 foster families in England. This is sadly still not enough with the amount of children that enter the care system.

-A child enters the care system every 22 minutes, frightened and worried. Can you imagine being taken away from your parents when you were younger?

-80% of children in foster care are fostered in the UK. This is why there still is a demand for foster carers as 20% of children still have no where to go.

- Every year, 14% of foster carers and workers will leave for various reasons, they do need to be replaced.

-19% of foster carers are single parents, a common mistake is that you can't be a single parent and foster. This isn't true, single parents do still provided the love and care that is needed.

- In Northern Ireland, 2 334 children were living with foster families on March 31st 2017.

-In Scotland, 5 252 children were living with foster families on March 31st 2017.

- In Wales, 4434 children were living with foster families on March 31st 2017.

It's hard to understand things sometimes until fatcs can show you what really is happening. This isn't fiction, real kids are in need of a loving home, a roof over their head and a safe environment. Please if you can, consider becoming a foster parent today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, remember you'll only have it once! 

N x

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I'm Nicole I am 17 years old with a passion to help others. My future goal has always been to help others and a career in psychology is what I am aiming for. Another interest and a dream of mine is to visit Hawaii- don't ask why it just has always has been! Anyway enough about me, how are you? Have a good rest of your day, remember you'll only have it once so make it the best you can! N x