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.

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October is Black History Month, Fosterline supports the need for more black and ethnic minority foster carers to meet the requirements of children in care….

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Preventing bullying in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new version of ‘Preventing and tackling bullying’ outlining: the government’s approach to bullying; legal obligations and the…

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Key issues in fostering: evidence from the fostering inquiry

A House of Commons Library briefing paper looking at key issues in fostering, including general statistical information, the capacity of the foster care system, working conditions for…

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Advice for helping children set up a new profile on social media

The UK Safer Internet Centre shares advice for parents and carers when helping their child set up a profile on a new site or game….

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Experiences of LGBT pupils in schools

Stonewall has published research into the experiences of lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) pupils in Britain’s schools. Findings from an online survey of 3,713…

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Study looks at language used by online groomers

In a blog published in Children & Young People Now, Des Mannion, Head of Service, NSPCC Cymru writes about a six-month collaborative project between the…

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Foster carer John Timpson receives knighthood

John Timpson, the cobbler and key repairer who fostered more than 90 children over 31 years, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. John Timpson…

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Participants sought for research project on Muslim children in care

Researchers from Coventry University and CoramBAAF are leading a research project on the experiences of children of Muslim heritage as they journey through the care…

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National Fostering Stocktake

The deadline for submissions to the national fostering stocktake was 16th June and we hope that as many of you as possible took the opportunity…

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