News

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.

Government rejects recommendation to scrap independent reviewing officers

The government has rejected a recommendation to give local authorities the freedom to scrap independent reviewing officers as it announces a suite of new measures…

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Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

The surveys are for children, parents, foster carers, adopters, staff and other professionals. Ofsted inspectors want to hear what they have to say about the…

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Section 20 arrangements

Community Care reports that a Supreme Court judgement has warned that keeping children in section 20 arrangements for long periods without initiating care proceedings could…

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Staying safe online in the summer holidays: advice for parents and carers

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog outlining ways in which parents and carers can help keep their children safe as they start…

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Game and online safety website for 8-10 year olds

CEOP’s Thinkuknow has launched Band Runner, an interactive game for 8-10 year olds to help build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from…

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The Government publishes response to the Fostering Inquiry and Independent Review

Fostering Better Outcomes: The government’s response to the Education Select Committee inquiry into fostering and the independent review, Foster Care in England, has now been…

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The Alex Timpson Trust publish their “Attachment and Trauma Programme in Schools” July Newsletter.

The five year research programme aims to increase understanding on the role of attachment and trauma in children’s education. Funded by a donation from Sir…

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Plans to launch Care Leaver Covenant in October

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced plans to launch a Carer Leaver Covenant – a government commitment to help children leaving the care system to…

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ADCS president rejects idea that too much money is spent on care placements

Stuart Gallimore, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services spoke at the annual ADCS conference in Manchester. He addressed the two ministers…

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