New Clause 14

Part of Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 3 Gorffennaf 2008.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children) 2:00, 3 Gorffennaf 2008

My hon. Friend makes a very good case for the new clause. Does the Fostering Network not also say that 10 per cent. of such allegations take longer than a year to investigate? That means an extended period of uncertainty in which the foster carers may not be looking after their charges, although we desperately need their services because of the shortage of appropriate foster care, as has already been mentioned.