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Too Fat to Foster?

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2 years ago by Ross in Current > People

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3772138/Too-fat-foster-Student-32-weighs-21-stone-told-big-look-children.html Salford Council has rejected a 21 stone woman from being a foster parent due to here weight. Is it right to let weight dictate who can and cannot foster children?

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Selena  Roberts

As one can only teach what one parctices, I think it's justified. How did they case get publisiized though?

2 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Linda Wilson

I'm torn on this. I think that is a lot. I think they should allow her to foster but provide some diet course or counsel as a condition.

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Pete Davies

I still don't see the point. Only if your weight is hindering you in parenting, like you cant get about and stuff. Nanny state nannies the nanny too eh

2 years ago by Pete Davies

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BVNJ

Not really no. What about all the invisible things that people hide during their interviews? Fat people can be the best parents, there is just a bit more of them. Death to the Nanny State.

2 years ago by BVNJ

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robbie_t

Yea I don't know. Parenting is for a good part to do with instilling habits and giving nutrition, cooking and so on. So if the parent doesn't do that properly then maybe they shouldn't be fostering. Really they have to find out if that person has a medical condition that's maybe the cause for their weight.

2 years ago by robbie_t

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Selena  Roberts

I don't think this is about the fostering interview process. It's not perfect but some very experienced people make it their mission to read the signs between the lines as they say,

2 years ago by Selena Roberts

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robbie_t

No too much discrimination already, look at the whole picture.

2 years ago by robbie_t

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Sabrina

I personally don't think that she's too heavy. She may have hormonal issues. I think that weight can be a real issue, but not in this case here.

2 years ago by Sabrina

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Rahul  N.

Stupid

2 years ago by Rahul N.

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