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.

Safeguarding in the voluntary sector: Grants available

The National Lottery Community Fund is inviting England-based voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to submit expressions of interest in grants to share safeguarding resources…

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Children in care: education – Access to independent schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a programme which aims to offer children in care access to independent schools.   Further details are available…

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Special educational needs

The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools for…

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Supporting families programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that the Children’s Social Care Innovation programme, set up to develop, test and share effective ways of supporting…

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Children’s social care data 2019

Ofsted has published inspection data and information about the providers and places of children’s social care in England, and inspection outcomes for local authority children’s…

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Childhood vulnerability in England 2019

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the scale of child vulnerability in England. Using information held by various government departments,…

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Changes to post-16 qualifications ‘risk to disadvantaged young people’

Children’s services leaders are warning that plans to streamline post-16 education qualifications will negatively impact young people in disadvantaged areas and those with special educational…

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SEND funding crisis prompts High Court judicial review

The government’s decision-making over special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding will be scrutinised at the High Court this week, as new analysis reveals more…

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Child migrants

The Home Office has announced plans to resettle 5,000 vulnerable refugees in the UK in the first year of a new scheme set to start…

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