A Sky News investigation finds:
At least 10,000 children in care were placed in potentially unsafe accommodation including caravans, tents and barges. icanfoster are looking for new and qualified foster carers in The Midlands.
Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that local councils used unregulated accommodation to house vulnerable children. Even though these settings were not subject to inspection or regulation by Ofsted.
Between January 2019 and December 2020, at least 9,990 children were placed into unregulated accommodation by 86 local authorities. At least 20 children were sent to live in tents or caravans, 17 were placed into hostels, and seven were housed in barges on canals.
There is a national shortage of foster carers. This is the reason we decided to set up icanfoster Limited. We are a new foster care agency determined to help children such as these. Our agency is currently looking for new foster carers to train and become part of our fostering family. icanfoster are also looking for qualified foster carers, with or without children, who will transfer over to our agency. Our leadership team have worked for years in child protection. We have dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure children, who have not had the best start in life, are placed with the best foster carers.