Foster Carers: Why They Stay and Why They Leave

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Chapter Ten
Conclusion

Introduction
It is time to take stock. In this concluding chapter we consider:
the issues identified by the book
findings relevant to these problems.

We also give recommendations, which are highlighted.


Issues

The most important and impressive feature of fostering is probably the commitment of the foster carers. Few of the 1528 carers – around one in ten over the course of the year – stopped fostering. The great majority said they found fostering enriching and satisfying. What they wrote gave as much evidence of the joys of fostering as of its inevitable problems. Problems, however, there are.

First, there is a lack of agreement on the roles foster carers should play and how they should be paid or recompensed. As others (Triseliotis et al. 2000; Waterhouse 1997) have found, different local authorities in the study approved carers for a very wide variety of different kinds of work under a bewildering variety of different titles. One authority seemed to have no ‘official’ long-stay carers, whereas in another, most carers were approved for long-stay care. Income from fostering varied widely and in ways that were only very roughly predicted from the ages and numbers of children the carer fostered. Around half of the carers agreed that the basis on which the authority rewarded carers was not fair.

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