The Government in England confirmed today that the 30 hours offer will be extended to foster children. During a debate in Westminster Hall, Minister Robert Goodwill announced today that the 30 hours offer will be extended to foster carers, details will be released in due course.
Robert Goodwill stated:
"Since the current exclusion from the 30-hours policy for children in foster care was brought to my attention, I have been looking at it carefully. I have instructed my officials to work up plans to allow children in foster care to take up the additional hours when it is right for the child to do so. We will work with local authorities, fostering service providers and others in the sector to ensure we implement this change in a way that promotes the best interests of the child. I will set out more detail about how we will deliver that shortly."
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