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Letters Please don’t call me mum

I’m a foster carer, please don’t call me mum

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 01 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6278
  1. Emma Skillern, special educational needs coordinator and foster carer
  1. London, UK
  1. epulsford{at}

As a foster carer who has completed inpatient stays with children and attends multiple medical appointments, the issue of how carers are addressed is extremely important to me.1 Calling me …

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