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.

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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Fostering unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Teresa and her husband have been fostering for 19 years and have recently been looking after unaccompanied asylum seeking children. You can read her story…

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Foster carers made MBE’s in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Fosterline would like to congratulate all those who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, particularly those fosters carers appointed an MBE. Congratulations to:…

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Siblings in the Care System Staying Together

A short film titled ‘Giants’ has been released which highlights the importance of keeping siblings in care together and the need for more foster carers…

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Facilitating Contact with Siblings: Evaluation of the Buddy Project

The Rees Centre at the University of Oxford has published the final report of its evaluation of the Buddy project, which was set up by…

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