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BBC: Foster carers face 'incredibly complex task', MPs told

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The status of fostering must be raised to give foster carers the recognition they deserve, MPs have heard.

The increasingly complex needs of children in care mean fosterers face a tough task, carers and groups told the Commons education select committee.

Foster care families often felt unsupported and under-rated in the service they offered to some of society's most vulnerable children.

The committee was taking evidence at its first hearing on fostering.

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