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.

Nominate a foster carer for a Queen’s honour

Nominate a foster carer for a Queen’s honour and give them the recognition they deserve… In recognition… If you know a friend or colleague involved…

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Safer Internet Day 7th February 2017

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of resources to support Safer Internet Day including education packs and films tailored for children, young…

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Decline in adoption continues

Statistics released by the Adoption Leadership Board show that in the first three months of 2016/ 2017 (April to June) a total of 1060 children…

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Using technology to help young people in care

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an evaluation of seven new technologies with the potential to support young people in care. Findings show that…

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Special guardianship: statutory guidance update

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated the statutory guidance on the special guardianship services that local authorities need to provide in accordance with the…

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Launch of Teenagers in Foster Care Handbook

The Teenagers in Foster Care Handbook has just been launched by the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education. This publication came out of…

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Submission to the Education Committee Inquiry into Fostering

The House of Commons Education Committee in England is currently engaged in an Inquiry into Fostering and is looking at a range of issues including:…

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Self-help tool for bullying

Childline has launched an online self-help tool for young people experiencing bullying. ‘Bounce back from bullying’ aims to help young people: understand whether what they…

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Home Office Community Sponsorship

Six months ago, the Government launched the Community Sponsorship scheme which enables local community groups to offer their direct support for refugees. People in the…

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