The RSPCA has expressed concern following an increase in horse abandonment and neglect during lockdown, despite new mandatory microchipping legislation
The Children’s Society have been praised by the young people they have helped to build confidence after difficult starts to life, at a Manchester event.
‘Laughter is a great way to engage people’: Comedian to get Manchester adopting through ‘positivity’ and ‘hope’
If you were looking for information on adoption and fostering, you’d be forgiven for not thinking that your local comedy club was the best place to start
‘It’s critical families come forward’: Manchester landmarks go dark to shine light on foster care crisis
Some of Manchester’s most famous illuminated landmarks will be switched off to raise awareness for foster care in the North West.
Just 20% of the children adopted in England last year were over four, even though parents said that over-fours are much less demanding to care for, according to a survey by First4Adoption.
The main recruitment drive is for those willing to provide safe and loving homes for older children and brothers and sisters with Stockport, like most areas of the country, short on people coming forward.
Former England and Liverpool legend Mark Wright has teamed up with Salford City Council and red and blue players from Liverpool and Manchester to help recruit new foster carers.
The number of Manchester children in council-arranged foster care due to abuse and neglect is at its highest level in five years, MM can reveal.
LGBT parents in Manchester were behind nearly a quarter of the city’s adoption placements last year, according to the agency After Adoption.
As part of this week’s LGBT Adopting and Fostering Week, MM caught up with the first gay couple to approach Stockport council and gain approval to foster three children following a period of struggle and alienation.
More foster carers are needed in Manchester, according to an independent fostering agency who are launching a campaign to reduce the number of children in care this month.