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Report published on 22 December 2017. Awaiting Government Response.
The Education Committee resumed its fostering inquiry from the previous Parliament.
Information about the inquiry, and evidence received by the previous Committee, can be found here.
Evidence given by Christina Brandi, Fostering Service Manager, Action for Children, Tay Jiva, Adoption and Fostering Manager, Penny Appeal, Alison Michalska, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services, and Dr John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development, CoramBAAF; Mark Douglas, Chief Operating Officer, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Andy Elvin, Chief Executive, The Adolescent and Children’s Trust, Professor Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, and Steve Miley, Director of Children's Services, Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
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Education Committee report calls for foster children to be placed with siblings