Peers are again calling on the government to set up a register of
private foster carers.
Conservative peers Earl Howe and Baroness Morris of Bolton last
week tabled amendments to the new Children and Adoption Bill
calling on councils to keep a register of people who act as private
foster parents in their area.
The government inserted a sunset clause into the Children Act 2004
allowing it to establish a register at a later date if councils did
not put in place other safeguards.
Other amendments to the bill focus on ensuring children’s safety
when contact arrangements are made.