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Provide funding for suitcases for children entering Local Authority foster care

Submitted by Catherine Goodall on Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Published on Wednesday 9th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 9th December 2021

Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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abuse ~ Black ~ Children ~ Experienced ~ Foster ~ Government ~ It ~ Prevent ~ Social Services ~ The Government ~ The National ~ UK

Petition Action

Provide funding for suitcases for children entering Local Authority foster care

Petition Details

I want the Government to consider providing funding to Local Authority (LA) social services departments so that social workers can provide suitcases or holdalls to children going into foster care. This would prevent children having to transport their clothes and possessions in black bin bags.

Additional Information

I believe that it is unfair and degrading to send children to and from foster placements with their clothes and toys in black bin bags. Unfortunately this is the current practice across much of the UK. There have been some movements to change this, however I believe that the national Government should take action to provide support to local authorities, so that children do not have to suffer more humiliation after already having experienced abuse/ neglect leading them to go into foster care.


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