No children under five years old should be placed with non-related foster carers who smoke - this is because of the particularly high health risks for very young children and toddlers who spend most of their day physically close to their carers."Obviously, discrimination is in the eye of the beholder.
In addition, the network, which has more than 40,000 members, is to recommend that disabled children who are physically unable to play outside, or youngsters with respiratory diseases such as asthma should never be placed with smokers, regardless of their age.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
New Jew Ban
According to guidelines by the UK's leading fostering charity, Fostering Network, smokers will not be able to adopt children under 5: