‘Significant cultural change needed’ to recruit disabled foster carers

Campaigners have called for “significant cultural change” in recruiting disabled foster carers after research revealed prejudices may prevent them from taking up the role. Fears foster children could end up caring for their disabled foster parent leads interview panels to “too readily question the ability of disabled people to care for children”, researchers from the University of Worcester and disabled people’s organisation Shaping Our Lives, have said.

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