South Yorkshire council defends its UKIP foster ruling

UKIP members including candidate Jane Collins and Nigel Farage protest outside their campaign offices in Rotherham

UKIP members including candidate Jane Collins and Nigel Farage protest outside their campaign offices in Rotherham

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A COUNCIL has defended its decision to remove three ethnic minority children from their foster parents over their political beliefs as residents today branded the move ‘disgusting’.

Joyce Thacker, Rotherham Council’s director of children’s services said the children’s ‘cultural and ethnic needs’ did not fit with the parents’ ‘strong views’, as council leader Roger Stone announced he was launching an investigation.

Speaking exclusively to The Star, the foster mum at the heart of the row, who cannot be named to protect the children, said: “Joyce Thacker referred to us as not being able to meet the cultural needs of these children long term.

 

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