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.

We’re working with children in care to improve mental health

It’s good news that mental health in general, and children’s mental health in particular, is being given increasing attention by the media and greater consideration…

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Children in care ‘pinballed’ around system, warns children’s commissioner

Nearly three-quarters of children in care have experienced a change in school, home or social worker over a 12-month period, data collated by the Office…

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Care applications surge by 14 per cent to new record high

The number of applications for children to be taken into care have hit a new record level, official figures have confirmed. During 2016/17 there were…

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Series of inspections to focus on children living with neglect

The six joint targeted area inspections will involve Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation. A new set of inspections will examine how…

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What social workers need to know about ADHD, trauma and neglect

Children in the child protection system are three times more likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than the general population….

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DfE hands care leaver project £3.7m innovation funding

A pioneering housing project where care leavers are involved with refurbishing empty properties that they then move into has been handed £3.7m in innovation funding…

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Indecent images of children: guidance for young people

The Home Office has published guidance to help young people understand the law on making or sharing indecent images of children. The guidance includes: definitions…

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Leaving care update

The BBC reports on the financial reality facing young people leaving care and the initiatives by some councils in England which offer council tax relief…

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New Family Social – the UK network for LGBT

New Family Social – the UK network for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive and foster families – are carrying out a survey to…

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