Calderdale Foster Carers' Petition

Caroline Jones
Caroline Jones 67 Comments
236 Signatures Goal: 1,000

I, the undersigned, call on Calderdale Council to stop the cuts to foster carers' terms of fostering which would essentially see them put on to a zero hours contract.

Foster carers provide one of the most fundamental roles in Calderdale in providing a loving and safe home environment for the most vulnerable children. For them to be able to continue providing this care they need to be safe in the knowledge that their income is secure.

  • susan mcgibney
    susan mcgibney United Kingdom, Brighouse
    Mar 07, 2017
    Mar 07, 2017
    Two council members told me that the union had refused to meet the council half way ,,Megan Swjft responded with a dismissive email saying there is no way the council will go back to paying when there is no placement,my supervising social worker said lots if carers have told her that they are happy that carers are not gettin paid with no placement and they like tge new arrangement .There is also the ridiculous falsifying of information by the council saying its all about costs and all councils have had there budgets cut but tgere is a massive pot of money to increase fees for carers with more than one placement -the alternative facts of trump's Amerjca have reached Calderdale .The whole debacle is a disgrace and I wonder how Labour councillors can square their conscience with cuts to holidays ,zero hours contracts and refusal to support the unions efforts to support and represent us.
    Shame on everyone who has imposed this agreement on us .
  • Doug
    Doug United Kingdom
    Feb 10, 2017
    Feb 10, 2017
    It's so wrong! exploitation of workers who care for the most vulnerable.
  • simon gibbs
    simon gibbs United Kingdom, Leeds
    Feb 02, 2017
    Feb 02, 2017
    careres need a proper wage
  • Tracy Gardner-Robson
    Tracy Gardner-Robson United Kingdom, London
    Feb 01, 2017
    Feb 01, 2017
    Job security = stability and security for the lac placed with you!
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