Fosterline’s Latest News pages will enable foster carers and prospective foster carers to maintain and update their knowledge regarding issues that affect the fostering role.

On the following pages you will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest news, features, reports, analysis, government policy and debate from within the fostering community.

Fosterline will relay information about recent events or happenings along with providing links to the source of the information so further detail can be accessed.

Children and young people detained in the secure settings

NHS England has published three reports looking at evidence about the care needs of children and young people placed in secure settings. Findings from a…

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Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service set to launch

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins, speaking at a Westminster Hall debate on modern slavery, has said that that the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service, which…

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Work experience for care leavers

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Barnardo’s are collaborating to provide care leavers with opportunities to gain work experience placements in Barnardo’s high…

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Female genital mutilation

The Home Office has published promotional materials to be used to help raise awareness of the harmful health consequences associated with female genital mutilation (FGM)…

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Evaluation of county lines pilot project released

The County Lines Demonstration Pilot Project was funded by the Home Office to test out what might enable vulnerable children to move away from involvement…

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Please vote for Fosterline!

If you are a prospective foster carer or an existing foster carer and you have called Fosterline England to speak to one of our fostering…

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DfE to fund ‘family holidays’ in a bid to reduce the number of children in care

Councils will be able to use government money to send struggling families on holiday as part of efforts to reduce record numbers of children going…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated the Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance for England to include: a link to The Childcare (Disqualification)…

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NSPCC Publish Information on Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships

Childline has released figures which show that it held 3,878 counselling sessions about peer on peer sexual abuse in 2017/18 – a 29% rise since…

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