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.

Separated children joining families in UK: fact sheet

The Migrant Children’s Project, Coram Children’s Legal Centre has produced a fact sheet about children who come to the UK to join family members through…

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Eradicating Child Sexual Abuse toolkit

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has published a free online toolkit designed to help agencies and communities prevent children and young people from being sexually abused….

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Initial family and friends care assessment: a good practice guide

A good practice guide on initial family and friends care assessments has been launched by the Family Rights Group in partnership with an expert working…

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Disabled children in England: data analysis

The Council for Disabled Children and the True Colours Trust have published a report looking at what can be learnt from national data on the…

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NICE child abuse and neglect consultation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a consultation on draft guidance aimed at helping people who work with children to spot…

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Views, experiences and perceptions of children in care and care leavers – call for evidence

The National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice have launched a call for evidence to identify methods used to seek the views, experiences and perceptions…

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Government agrees to remove ‘different ways of working’ clauses

The Department for Education has agreed to omit clauses 32 to 34 of the Children and Social Work Bill which is due to have its…

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Over half of care leavers ‘staying put’ with their foster carers

Applications to be foster carers have fallen by a third Ofsted has published fostering in England statistics for the period 1 April 2015 to 31…

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Children looked after in England including adoption: 2015 to 2016 – updated

Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2015 to 2016. Please click here.

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