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.

National minimum weekly allowances for foster carers

The Government has issued revised figures for the minimum weekly allowances paid to foster carers in 2017-18. Full details of the revised allowances and other…

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Young parents’ advice website

Family Rights Group has launched a website for young parents whose children are involved with children’s services whether as children in need, deemed at risk,…

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Dan is Just Dan- An insight into Autism

The National Autistic Society defines autism as a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people and how…

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Launch of Tax-Free Childcare

UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare The launch of the new Childcare Choices website means…

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5 things to do as a foster carer in spring

The clocks moving forward an hour yesterday signifies that spring has well and truly sprung! As people get swept up in the early sunrises and…

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The implications of Mother’s Day on fostered and adopted young people

It’s coming up to that time of year again, mothers everywhere are preparing to be pampered, appreciated and gifted by loved ones. Shopping centres are…

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Wellbeing of children in care in England

Coram Voice and the University of Bristol have published a report looking at the views of children in care on their wellbeing. A survey of…

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Girls in care more negative about their future than boys

Girls who are in care feel the stigma of their situation more keenly than boys, are much more likely to worry about their appearance and…

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Children in care are not just numbers: we must challenge the stigma

All too often, children in care are seen as dangerous, delinquent or damaged goods. The circumstances of their early life, which are likely to include…

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