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.

Wellbeing of children in care in England

Coram Voice and the University of Bristol have published a report looking at the views of children in care on their wellbeing. A survey of…

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Girls in care more negative about their future than boys

Girls who are in care feel the stigma of their situation more keenly than boys, are much more likely to worry about their appearance and…

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Children in care are not just numbers: we must challenge the stigma

All too often, children in care are seen as dangerous, delinquent or damaged goods. The circumstances of their early life, which are likely to include…

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Separated children joining families in UK: fact sheet

The Migrant Children’s Project, Coram Children’s Legal Centre has produced a fact sheet about children who come to the UK to join family members through…

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Eradicating Child Sexual Abuse toolkit

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has published a free online toolkit designed to help agencies and communities prevent children and young people from being sexually abused….

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Initial family and friends care assessment: a good practice guide

A good practice guide on initial family and friends care assessments has been launched by the Family Rights Group in partnership with an expert working…

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Disabled children in England: data analysis

The Council for Disabled Children and the True Colours Trust have published a report looking at what can be learnt from national data on the…

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NICE child abuse and neglect consultation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a consultation on draft guidance aimed at helping people who work with children to spot…

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Views, experiences and perceptions of children in care and care leavers – call for evidence

The National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice have launched a call for evidence to identify methods used to seek the views, experiences and perceptions…

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