Foster carer fighting for "workers" rights

A foster carer is launching a legal battle to get employment rights for people who chose to care for children. Sarah Anderson is filing a landmark case that could open the doors for thousands of foster care workers in the UK to have their employment rights recognised.

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Should foster carers be given workers' rights?

They dedicate their lives to looking after children - often in very challenging circumstances. Being a foster carer is a 24 hour job, but despite this carers have no workers' rights.

According to a survey - carried out by the Fostering Network - more than 50 per cent of foster carers felt their allowance did not cover the full cost of looking after fostered children.

Watch the debate here.

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