Foster parents to be given salaries (UK)

Telegraoh 09 Oct 06
Foster parents could be paid salaries for the first time as part of a Government package unveiled to improve the lives of children in care. Alan Johnson, the Education Secretary, said it was “inexcusable and shameful” that the care system all too often reinforces the disadvantage suffered by children taken from their parents because of neglect or abuse.

The 60,000 young people in care at any one time make up 0.5 per cent of all children, but they are far more likely to grow up to have no educational qualifications, end up in prison or experience homelessness, teenage pregnancy or drug and alcohol problems.;jsessionid=PUQ3FPHBZFRP3QFIQMFSFFWAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2006/10/09/ucare.xml