When does a child end up in foster care?
In this episode, Alma-Constance talks to MP Edward Timpson CBE about his experience and knowledge of the foster care system in the UK. Ed is the MP for Eddisbury and was a family law barrister in Cheshire before joining the Conservative Party and serving as the Minister for Children and Families from 2015 to 2017. They discuss the difference between fostering and adoption, legal changes to make sure young people are looked after for as long as possible, and the importance of vulnerable children’s views and feelings being taken into account.
Alma-Constance asks Ed about the changes he believes still need to be made within the foster system, such as giving foster parents more freedom when looking after children, and Ed encourages young people to speak to their MPs so that their voices are heard when it comes to laws that affect them.
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