UKIP foster couple apology

Rotherham Council has apologised for the way it handled a decision to remove three Eastern European children from foster parents who were members of the UK Independence Party. But they insist the decision was in the children's "best interests."

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Rotherham Council: We are reviewing the carer's suitability

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has released a statement after a report in the Telegraph said that social workers rejected two experienced foster carers when they discovered that they were members of UKIP.

After a group of sibling children were placed with agency foster carers, issues were raised regarding the long-term suitability of the carers for these particular children.

With careful consideration, a decision was taken to move the children to alternative care. We continue to keep the situation under review.

– Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council statement

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