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.

Call for young people to join NSPCC Online Safety Group

The NSPCC is looking for young people aged 13-18 to join their online safety advisory group, to ensure young people’s views and experiences inform NSPCC…

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State of children’s rights 2018 – call for evidence

State of children’s rights 2018 – call for evidence The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has launched a call for written evidence to inform…

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Children in care

The Social Market Foundation (SMF) has published a report analysing the 2017 Ofsted inspections of local authorities in England looking at the provision of services…

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DfE publishes guide for resolving SEND disagreements

The Department for Education have published a guide for young people on how to resolve special education needs and disability (SEND) disagreements. SEND complaints: guide…

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Care leavers supported in “Rough Sleeping” strategy

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a rough sleeping strategy setting out the government’s vision for halving rough sleeping by 2022…

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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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