TACT CEO offer solutions to decline in Staying Put placements

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TACT CEO Andy Elvin has been featured in a article in Children and Young People Now about the decline in the number of fostered children in Staying Put places.  Staying Put is an arrangement where young people remain with their foster carers following their 18th birthday, and was formalised in the Children and Families Act 2014.  Among a number of solutions Andy offers to reverse the decline of Staying Put placements, he argues that Staying Put foster carers should retain their status and still be eligible for support from their local authority or independent fostering agency.  To read the full article, click here.