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Number of foster children is increasing

live In Germany so many children in foster families like never before. In recent years, the number rose, according to the Federal government from 60,000 to 81.000. The left party, spoke of a "poverty phenomenon".

In Germany, has reached the number of foster care children accommodated, a new record. The response of the Federal government to a Minor Interpellation of the left party in the Bundestag, about the "world" reported. The number of children, accommodated for full-time care in foster families has increased from approximately 60,000 in 2008 to more than 81,000 in the year 2017. Nearly 100,000 more children and young people were accommodated according to the report, in 2017, in home education.

on Average, children live about 16 months in children's and youth homes, the duration was relatively constant. The average length of stay in foster care increased from 27 months in 2008 to 30 months.


The majority of children and young people in care families, according to information of the Federal government, from social deprived backgrounds, with 78 percent of the children come from families of origin, the transfer of the benefit 55 per cent of Lone-parent households.

From the response of the Federal government, what could be the reasons for the increase in the state taking into care. The left party, spoke of a poverty phenomenon. "Children's poverty is structural child welfare risk - the Figures clearly show," said child and youth policy spokesman of the left faction, Norbert Müller of the "world". The responsibility for deceiving, not the parents, but a social policy that divided the poor are systematically excluded and disadvantaged.

Many of the children in foster care come from socially vulnerable conditions.

Ministry for family Affairs, speaks of "good development"

The Ministry for family Affairs, evaluated the development, however, is quite positive. It will show, "that the youth welfare offices provide on-the-spot good work and the different problems can adopt," said a Ministry spokesman. The youth welfare offices had to do with more cases, because of the more "problematic cases" would be reported. "We think it is basically a very good development, if we have in the society a higher sensitivity to the questions of the child."

in Many places, foster families search for

to be searched, According to a recently published survey by the German press Agency, in many States, foster care for children and young people. For example, every year approximately 500 families were missing in Berlin, as the resident carrier of the "families for kids gGmbH" said. The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry for family Affairs stated that the were looking for the local youth offices strengthened to foster parents.

at the beginning of this year, once Figures became known, according to which the number of the taking into care of children is continuously increasing. The culmination of the years 2015/2016, because unaccompanied minors are cared for in facilities of the youth welfare.

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