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.

Fostering a child with complex needs means being their advocate

Foster carer Gina Hickson shares her experience of fostering a young boy with complex needs. She explains that, “fostering a child with complex needs means…

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Fostering Ambassadors Debbie Douglas and Lydia Bright promote fostering on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

Debbie Douglas and her birth daughter Lydia are both ambassadors for fostering. They both talked openly yesterday (10th May) to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour presenter…

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Fosterline launches foster recruitment campaign

Fosterline England has today launched a campaign to motivate people from all backgrounds to consider if they can care enough to become a foster carer. …

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Digital support for foster carers

HMRC is hosting a live webinar for foster carers, explaining the important tax issues they need to know about. During the webinar they’ll learn about…

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Call for Evidence – Fostering Stocktake

Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to conduct a National Fostering Stocktake. As a first…

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We’re working with children in care to improve mental health

It’s good news that mental health in general, and children’s mental health in particular, is being given increasing attention by the media and greater consideration…

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Children in care ‘pinballed’ around system, warns children’s commissioner

Nearly three-quarters of children in care have experienced a change in school, home or social worker over a 12-month period, data collated by the Office…

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Care applications surge by 14 per cent to new record high

The number of applications for children to be taken into care have hit a new record level, official figures have confirmed. During 2016/17 there were…

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Series of inspections to focus on children living with neglect

The six joint targeted area inspections will involve Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation. A new set of inspections will examine how…

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