Coronavirus: fostering referrals increase during pandemic

Barnardo’s has released figures which show that the number of children in England urgently needing foster care from Barnardo’s has risen by more than half during the coronavirus pandemic. Figures show that there were 13,030 referrals to Barnardo’s fostering services in England from April to December 2020, an increase of 57% compared to the same period in 2019.

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