A foster mother's story
Karen Scott shares the very personal story of taking in a five-year-old foster child and why she felt she had no choice but to return him to Child Youth and Family. Karen's foster son exhibited troubling behaviours, including injuring animals. She says her repeated attempts to get help for him through Child Youth and Family were ignored. Nine to Noon also speaks with Victoria University clinical psychologist Wendy Kelly, who has worked in the area of foster care for over 20 years, and is currently doing her PHD on the foster parent and child relationship.