Foster carers’ concern

Foster carers in the London Borough of Wandsworth claim their
jobs will be made ‘ten times harder’ if council proposals to cut 39
social worker posts go ahead.

Toni Bull, secretary of Wandsworth Foster Carers’ Association,
said: ‘The council has said all children will have a social worker,
we know it is not always possible.’

More cases would be given to each social worker, making
everyone’s job harder, Bull said.

Foster carers would become demoralised if they do not receive
the support and advice they depend on from social workers, she

A council spokesperson said job losses had been agreed by the
social services committee and the proposal would be going before
the council at a later date.

‘We are well aware of the association’s concerns…the needs of
children are one of our highest priorities,’ he added.

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