04 Jul '11, 3pm

MCYS responds to concerns raised about foster child

1. We have received media queries and public feedback on the MCYS Facebook page on concerns raised about a foster child. 2. As a policy, MCYS does not comment on individual foster cases so as to protect the interests of the child. However, we have to make clarifications on this case, because confidential information on the child has regrettably been released in the public domain and some of the information was inaccurate and misleading. MCYS Fostering Scheme 3. The MCYS Fostering Scheme provides care for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Foster parents play an important role in providing alternative home-based care for infants and children who for various reasons are unable to remain with their own families. While the children are on the scheme, MCYS officers work with the natural parents or guardians on the longer term care plan. 4. Fostering is not adoption. Foste...

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