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.

Care leavers and the benefits system

The Children’s Society has published a new report highlighting the financial difficulties faced by care leavers. The report ‘Claiming after care’ provides updated data on…

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Perceptions of care

Become has published a report looking at how children in care and young care leavers think other people, including teachers and social workers, think about…

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£30m on projects for vulnerable young people

In his first address to the children’s social care sector since being appointed as Children’s Minister, Robert Goodwill has announced £30 million in funding for 24…

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A National Voice joins Coram Voice

A National Voice (ANV) became part of Coram Voice on 10 July 2017. The move will strengthen opportunities for the voices of children and young people…

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London Boroughs awarded £1m for fostering scheme

Six London boroughs have been awarded £1m for a scheme to improve access to high-quality residential care and fostering placements for looked after children. The…

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North-South divide between likelihood of facing care proceedings

The Guardian reports on a study to be published by professors Judith Harwin and Karen Broadhurst of Lancaster University’s Centre for Child and Family Justice Research which…

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The Fostering System review

The Department for Education has published a review of the Fostering System in England which provides a description of the current fostering system and looks…

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Friends of Fosterline campaign launched

The ‘Friends of Fosterline’ campaign, which launched today, encourages people to be part of Fosterline England’s growing fostering community and support network. During the past…

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Children in care urge social workers to be more ambitious for them

Social workers and other professionals need to do more to help looked-after children achieve their potential, and to diminish the ‘stigma’ of being in care,…

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