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.

Zahawi dismisses calls for national allowance for Staying Put carers

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has rejected campaigners’ calls to introduce a national minimum allowance for foster carers looking after young people under Staying Put arrangements….

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Strengths-based approaches to social care

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a series of videos looking at strengths-based approaches to social care. Resources include a case study…

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Inequalities in the care system

The Nuffield Foundation has published research on ethnic inequalities in the care system in England. Data was collected from a study of 6,000 children in…

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Parents’ concerns about the online world

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a report on parents’ worries about the online world. Findings from research conducted by South West Grid for Learning…

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Ofsted inspections

Ofsted has published updates to its Framework for inspecting local authority services for children in need of help and protection, children in care and care…

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Care leavers

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report summarising findings of the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers’ first year of visits to local…

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Safeguarding code of practice: out-of-school settings; Consultation

The Department for Education is consulting on the development of a draft voluntary safeguarding code of practice for out-of-school settings (OOSS), as well as guidance…

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Mental health and wellbeing in schools

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing on mental health and wellbeing in schools, which supported a Westminster Hall debate on 4 December…

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Ofsted annual report 2017/18

Ofsted has published its annual report for 2017/18. Findings are based on inspection evidence from over 30,000 inspections of schools, colleges and providers of social…

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