Christian girl fostered by muslim family
Source: Evening Standard
Robert Halfon, chairman of the Commons education committee, urged the council to investigate whether the “concerning” incident was a “one off”, adding: "I'd be equally concerned if a Muslim child who didn't speak English was placed with a Christian foster carer whose family didn't speak the child's language and, at times, appeared to show little respect for his cultural heritage.”
And Philip Hollobone, Tory MP for Kettering, added: “The original heritage of the child ought to be respected by the foster family, whatever their own faith happens to be. The council needs to review this case urgently.”
British fostering guidelines outline that local authorities should give due consideration to a child’s "religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background" when seeking a placement.
A Tower Hamlets spokesman said they could not comment on individual cases and issued this statement: “We give absolute consideration to our children's background and to their cultural identity.
"All our foster carers receive training and support from the council to ensure they are fully qualified to meet the needs of the children in their care.”