The Fostering network wants all foster carers that smoke, to be banned from looking after children under the age of five. There is a shortfall of ten thousand foster carers in the UK and the network would like to see the ban extended to stop smokers caring for disabled children.
Now correct me if I am wrong, but it is my belief that foster carers are not the scum of society. In fact they tend to be the cream of it when it comes to compassion. Does the Fostering Network really believe that these caring people will smoke in the presence of young or disabled children? I don't.
For God's sake! they are putting their petty prejudice against smokers before the needs of the children.