Private fostering firm hands lobby task to Advocacy

Advocacy, the Westminster-based lobbying company, has been appointed by Foster Care Associates (FCA) on a public affairs brief.

Advocacy, the Westminster-based lobbying company, has been

appointed by Foster Care Associates (FCA) on a public affairs brief.



FCA, a private firm which helps councils find foster parents for

children in care, has retained Advocacy for a year initially, to see the

Care Standards Bill through Parliament.



The bill will establish independent arrangements for the regulation of

such private sector foster agencies. FCA specialises in ’hard-to-place’

children, who may have been abused or have serious emotional

problems.



FCA will hope to draw on the parliamentary experienmce of Advocacy

managing director Fred Silvester, a former Tory MP. The account will be

led by board director Maureen O’Mara.



FCA uses no other PR or public affairs agencies. Advocacy did not have

to pitch for the account.



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