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Kate Forbes MSP has appealed for more Highland foster parents and called on Highland Council to radically rethink its foster care arrangements after new figures revealed that the local authority has placed a child with a foster carer over 300 miles from home.
Kate Forbes MSP has called on the Highland Council to pay foster carers a fee for each child placed with them in an attempt to open up additional places in the north of Scotland.
Kate Forbes MSP has called on Highland Council and independent care providers in the north of Scotland to consider a pooling arrangement with social workers in a bid to improve support for foster carers in rural areas.
New figures from Kate Forbes MSP show that Highland Council pays the lowest allowance rate in Scotland for foster carers with children under 11-years-old – sparking calls to rethink support for foster carers in order to boost numbers.
Kate Forbes MSP has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing the number of foster carers in the Highlands – and thus preventing children from being placed miles away from their home area.