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During the process of finding an emergency placement, he had been separated from his little brother.
In the days and long nights after he came into our family’s care, he seemed to be constantly anxious and was desperate to find out how his sibling was doing.
They are becoming like strangers."In a statement, a Department for Education spokesman said: "The law is clear that siblings should be placed together with foster carers where possible.
We are continuing to work with key partners to support local authorities to secure enough foster carers to meet children's needs."Case study: 'People don't realise how important it is for siblings to be kept together'"Toby, 10, came to me as an emergency placement on a Sunday night when his mother was admitted to hospital.
In some cases, where their natural parents have died, this means they are taken away from the only family they have left, according to new research by the Fostering Network.The Department for Education earlier responded to the findings, saying: “"We absolutely agree that siblings should be placed together in a stable and loving home whenever possible."That is why we are working closely with councils to help them recruit more foster carers who can meet the needs of children harder to place, such as brothers and sisters.Most fostered children have experienced some form of trauma before coming into care, he said."Being separated from brothers and sisters just adds to the difficulties they are facing, and makes it harder to settle into their new lives," he added.
Amanda*, Sheffield: “Two years ago, I fostered a little boy.