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Key Welsh charities launch Charitable Fostering Providers Cymru at National Assembly

Leading charities have joined forces to launch the ‘Charitable Fostering Providers - Cymru’ (CFP) partnership to celebrate the key contribution charities make to the fostering provider sector.  CFP Cymru was launched at a special event at the Oriel Gallery, National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay, sponsored by Lee Waters AM.

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The partnership has been established by Barnardo’s Cymru, Action for Children and TACT Cymru who are working together to raise the profile of the charitable fostering sector in Wales.  

Jason Baker, Assistant Head of Business for Barnardo’s Cymru Adoption and Fostering Service (BCAFS), said:

“In Wales the number of children requiring fostercare is growing and their needs are becoming more complex.

“Barnardo’s Cymru is proud to work in an alliance with other leading charities and are committed to supporting the National Fostering Framework, Children’s Commissioning Consortium Cymru and local authorities to respond to children’s needs and improve outcomes of vulnerable looked after children.”

Children’s Commissioner for Wales Sally Holland said:

“I’m delighted to hear that Barnardo’s Cymru, Action for children and TACT will be working more closely together, and pleased to note their desire to work in collaboration rather than competition to provide the best provision in foster care.

“We are entering new territory in Wales with a National Fostering Framework and I know the third sector will work in collaboration with local and national government to develop an enhanced foster care sector in Wales.”

Spencer Lewis who was previously in the care system himself and now campaigns for those in care said:

“It’s exciting to see three amazing charities come together to strengthen the work they do. It will benefit the lives of children and young people and provide value for money and care that is not for profit, but based on the values that bring us here today.”

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