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.

Self-harm images on social media

The Guardian reports that Facebook has said it will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform, and that self-injury-related content would become…

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Children’s manifesto

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a manifesto for children calling on political parties to include a six-point plan in any upcoming election manifestos…

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Support for family and friends carers in the UK

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper looking at what help is available for grandparents and other family and friends carers (also…

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New Cafcass chief executive pledges to improve children’s experience

Former Bexley director of children’s services, Jacky Tiotto joins as Cafcass launches its strategy to ensure children’s, parents’ and carers’ experience of and outcomes in the…

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Online harm

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a summary of children’s experiences of online harm and what they think should be done about it. Findings, based…

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Children’s social care

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published analysis of new figures on local council spending in England. Findings include: councils budgeted an additional £542 million…

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Disclosure and Barring Service checks

Ofsted has published guidance setting out the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks children’s social care providers and managers will need to have in place…

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Children and young people’s mental health

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced an investment of a £3.3 million in 23 local community projects across England to support…

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Children and young people in care

The Social Market Foundation has published a report assessing the standard of care provision for looked after children in England. Analysis of Department for Education…

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