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.

Children in care disproportionately subject to unexplained school exits, study finds

A third of pupils subject to “unexplained exits” from school are in the social care system, according to the largest study of the trend published…

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Data Protection Act 2018 – change to references in fostering assessments

There has been a significant change under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) regarding references for jobs or other situations such as fostering where a…

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NSPCC stops prospective foster carer/adopter checking service

For many years, the NSPCC has provided a checking service for agencies assessing prospective foster carers and adopters. However, this service ceased on 1 April…

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NEW free 6 week online course from CELCIS

For more information and to sign up click here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/caring-for-children-moving-alone

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A list of incredible UK people who were fostered adopted or in children’s homes

Lemn Sissay, the poet and former care leaver has published a list of 100 inspirational people who have been fostered, adopted or in children’s homes….

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Staying Put: Grant Determination Letter

The Department for Education has published a Section 31 grant determination letter for March 2019 setting out the details of how much funding local authorities…

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Funding for Personal Adviser Support for Care Leavers to Age 25: Grant Determination Letter

The Department for Education has published a Section 31 grant determination letter for March 2019 setting out the details of how much funding local authorities have…

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‘Our Lives Beyond Care’: Bright Spots

As part of its Bright Spots programme, Coram Voice has published results of its new survey ‘Our lives beyond care’. The survey looks at the views…

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Higher Education Principles: Universities Supporting Care Leavers

A press release from the Department for Education, Universities Minister Chris Skidmore and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi sets out the need for a ‘culture change’ at universities…

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