The quality of support young people receive during the transition to adulthood shapes their future life chances. Governments have recognised the key role that foster carers should play in this process. Yet, too many young people still leave care unable to cook, manage their own finances or without being emotionally ready to look after themselves.
Procedures should be streamlined to allow providers to place children's needs first rather than red tape which needlessly diverts staff time from child care. We are asking for a national procurement framework and for the Government to challenge proposed EU rules, which will leave placements for vulnerable children open to tendering risks.
Influencing inspection frameworks to ensure a greater understanding and recognition of the diverse IFA sector and its contribution, and ensuring members are best placed to respond.
Identifying the impact of national politics on IFAs for the benefit of members.