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Smokers banned from fostering

5th November 2008

The London borough of Redbridge has decided that smokers will not be able to foster children from January 2010 unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Redbridge Council members voted unanimously in favour of the policy saying that they wanted to protect children from "the damaging effects of passive and second-hand smoke". However, while acknowledging the move was positive in terms of creating a smoke-free environment, the Fostering Network said it was concerned the policy could prevent good people from becoming foster parents.


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Article Information

Title: Smokers banned from fostering
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9065
Date Added: 5th Nov 2008


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