Published on 9 Oct 2017 Sections

Should foster carers be treated like other workers?

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Currently, foster carers in the UK are paid by councils or charities, but they don’t receive sick pay, holiday pay or the same rights as other workers. Now one foster parent, Sarah Anderson, is arguing her work should have the same kind of benefits as many other jobs. Sarah Jane Linton, who has three foster children and is a board member of the charity Who Cares? Scotland that campaigns for children in care, disagrees.

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