Digital copy of a Newscutting of an article in Magnet Magazine titled Foster parents needed urgently: couldn't you help these children.

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April 14th 1971 - April 14th 1971

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Refers to a shortage of foster parents in Jersey and an appeal by Patricia Thornton, Children's Officer for people to come forward to take care of children for short or long periods. Outlines reasons a child may need foster parents, and provides details about boarding-out allowances and an explanation of the fostering process and requirements of the role of a foster parent. Includes comments about the work of the Children's Department, referring to its establishment by Miss Thornton in 1959 and staffing, mentioning Charles Smith, six full-time Child Care Officers and an assistant. Refers to emphasis on preventative work in the first instance and the placement of children into Haut de la Garenne or the Jersey Associaiton for Youth and Friendship hostels unless foster parents can be found. Also includes comments about children who have committed offences or who present difficulties, referring to enhanced boarding out allowance paid to foster parents in such cases. Refers to the annual Foster Parents Get Together, noting that the 1971 event is to be held at the Beaufort Hotel on 7 May featuring guest speaker Kenneth Brill, a former Children's Officer and present Secretary of the British Associaiton of Social Workers. Includes a photograph of Patricia Thornton and Charles Smith.


Brill, Kenneth
Smith, Charles
Thornton, Patricia
Beaufort Hotel
British Association of Social Workers
Children's Department
Children's Office
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship
Magnet Magazine


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