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.

School admissions ‘discriminate against looked-after children’

Campaigners have claimed that looked-after children’s right to education is being breached after a survey found many schools may not be honouring the admissions code….

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Call for 16-19 education funding review as report reveals extent of cuts

The education sector is calling for an urgent government review of the impact of funding cuts on disadvantaged students after new research reveals how far…

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

Fosterline advisor, Kam, has written an article detailing the importance of mental health, with a focus on the mental health of care experienced children and…

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My Perfect Ramadan Journal 2019 have released a new Ramadan Journal for Muslim children! Check it out here.

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Ramadan Health Guide

The NHS has a handy Ramadan Health Guide! If you are caring for a Muslim foster child during Ramadan or you yourself are Muslim, you…

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IMO: Digital Platform for Young People in Care and Care Leavers

IMO (In My Opinion) is a peer-led digital platform providing care-experienced young people with a space to share stories, experiences and achievements, get advice on life…

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Recommendations to Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce

CoramBAAF and Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) have provided evidence on current practice in kinship care assessments and recommendations for improvements to the cross-party Parliamentary…

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Ofsted Blog: Incident Notifications

Ofsted has published a blog post on what social care providers need to tell Ofsted when making incident notifications. The post discusses what notifications are,…

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Ofsted Annual Fostering Data Collection

Ofsted has updated its template, guidance and troubleshooting page for its annual fostering data collection. The fostering collection runs from 15 April 2019 until 30…

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