Glasgow’s foster carers accuse council officials of breaking budget promises

A trade union representing foster carers in Glasgow will this week submit a collective complaint to the city council, accusing the body of failing to keep promises voted for in its last budget. 

The Foster Care Workers Branch of the International Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union said most of its members have not received the 10 per cent increase to child allowances announced in February’s budget, and that the council’s request that Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) officially recognise the union has been blocked by unelected officials. 

The letter, seen by The Ferret, claims foster carers are “locked out of every space in which decisions are made” and accuses the HSCP of “taking money away from some of the most vulnerable young people in Glasgow.”

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