01/08/2013

Call For Review Of Payments Made To Carers

Over 300 carers in Merseyside have been underpaid "for years", according to the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO).

Following a compliant by a woman who cares for her nephew, the LGO found that Liverpool City Council had failed to pay the national minimum wage to carers of young children.

A review of the payments system for foster carers and special guardians in England has now been urged.

(MH/CD)

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