Date lodged: 3 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many foster carers have de-registered in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Maree Todd 17 May 2018
The Scottish Government does not collect statistics on the number of foster carer de-registrations. Local authorities or independent or voluntary fostering service providers hold this information.
The Care Inspectorate have been collecting some information on foster carer de-registrations from 2015 and according to their Fostering and Adoption Statistical Bulletin 2016-17 , between 1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2016, 382 foster carer households de-registered (9% of all registered at the start of the year) compared with 318 de-registrations in 2015 (8% of all registered at the start of the year).