People in Scotland are more likely to consider becoming foster
parents compared to the rest of the UK according to a new survey by
the National Foster Care Association.
In a UK telephone survey of 1,000 people, two out of 10
respondents resident in Scotland said they would consider
fostering, which is double the national average. Bryan Ritchie,
manager of the National Foster Care Association, said: “It is good
to know that people in Scotland came out tops in their willingness
to become foster parents.”
Yet the Scots had the lowest awareness of a shortage of foster
parents at four out of 10 compared to the UK average of five.
Recent Scottish research showed that 2,000 children a year
don’t get the help they need due to the national shortage of
foster parents. The National Foster Care Association plans to
bridge this gap as it launched ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ which will
run from 4 to 17 June.