Government gives fosters carers a raise in name only
Labour Social Protection and Children Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has slammed the inordinate delay the government has placed on foster carers by putting a 14 month delay on any raise in their payments.
Deputy Sherlock said:
“The Foster Carers Association lobbied for an increased payment and now it looks like it’s going to be pushed out for 14 months.
“There’s no explanation as to why this is happening.
“There’s clearly money in the kitty that could deliver this now for foster carers, so where’s the logic behind pushing it off for 14 months?
“The Minister needs to account for this and we will be chasing those reasons and seeking a faster implementation of this Budget promise for foster parents.”