Foster care's role
We know parents play a key role in supporting their children's education, but research suggests too many foster carers are still unclear about their responsibilities and may lack the skills to do this well. The white paper cites work which the British Association for Adopting and Fostering is developing with the Maudsley hospital and the London borough of Southwark to pilot a new training programme for foster carers.
It will provide them with specific information about the education system and practical skills to work with schools and teachers, and for helping children with reading and homework. Children succeed best when their parents are their strongest advocates and we are pleased to see the Government's recognition of the importance of their role.
British Association for Adopting and Fostering,