Appeal to keep siblings together

Nottinghamshire County Council is appealing to foster and adoption parents to look into taking on more than one child in order to keep siblings together.

Councillor Kate Foale who leads on children’s social care at the county council said: “One of our biggest challenges is being able to keep brothers and sisters together when they’re placed.

“We’re asking those considering adoption or fostering to think about whether they have the space and energy to adopt more than one child so that siblings don’t have to be separated.”

The council expects to approve 60 new adopters this year – double the number it recruited two years ago.

The council currently has 847 children in care, a figure which has doubled since 2008.