DfE suggests 'exemption' from #foster carer assessments discussed today in the House of Lords https://t.co/m6LG2GWvHQ
#fostercarers have until 5 October to register as self-employed https://t.co/JoYjsmNZpR https://t.co/k9FVMINuJ5
#Fostercarers approved in the 2015/16 tax year have until 5 October to register as self-employed… https://t.co/RX3iJfE5Ax

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Fosterline is free, confidential, impartial and supportive for you as a foster carer, or if you are thinking of becoming a foster carer.

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What to do if you are worried about a child

If you believe a child is currently placed in a vulnerable position and/or may be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do.

Click here to see our advice.

Vacancies with Fosterline

We are currently recruiting for a part time Fosterline Foundation Fundraiser and a part time Fosterline Adviser. Please click here for further details.

What happened when Fosterline met Fostering Ambassadors Debbie & Lydia

Hear from two inspirational ladies Debbie and Lydia as they share their thoughts on foster care, the qualities needed to be a foster carer, why fostering is so important and much more. Click here to view our video.


Can You Foster? – Can You Change Lives?


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Take our survey to see if you fit the criteria to foster children and young people. Are you that person who can make a difference in a child’s life? Can you foster? Can you change lives?

Foster carers are needed from all ethnic origins with varying faiths, cultures and languages. Can you foster? Can you change lives?

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Our Fosterline friends are vital to the future sustainability of the free advice service.  Find out more about how they’ve helped us, and how you can become a Fosterline friend:

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News You Need To Know

Fostering in England Inquiry Launched

The Education Committee has launched an inquiry into fostering in England. Issues which will be addressed include: recruitment and retention of foster carers; stability of…

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Girls’ mental health

The Guardian offers advice for parents on protecting girls’ mental wellbeing. Tips include: put your mobile devices to one side during conversations and at mealtimes;…

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Increase in NSPCC helpline referrals

The NSPCC reports on a significant increase in the number of contacts to its helpline which are serious enough to refer to external agencies such…

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Creepy clowns

The NSPCC reports that Childline was contacted 120 times in one week by children scared by people dressing up as terrifying clowns in order to…

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