UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he advised the couple who had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that they are members of the party, to go public.
He told ITV News that he gave them the advice after they failed to get a suitable response from Rotherham Council.
He also said he knew of another case where someone was not able to be a mentor for Barnado's children's charity because they are members of UKIP.
The UKIP foster parents who had three children removed have told ITV News fostering is not about politics.
An under fire council that removed three children from the care of foster parents who are members of UKIP launched an investigation.