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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16224: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

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).

http://www.careinspectorate.com/images/documents/4140/Fostering%20and%20adoption%202016-17%20statistical%20bulletin.pdf ..