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.

Ofsted Research into Matching in Foster Care

You may know that the research team at Ofsted are currently completing a research project about matching in foster care. This is the first phase…

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Halloween & Bonfire Night Advice

Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner! Foster Carers alert- this can be quite an exciting time for young children in care due…

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LGBTQ+ Fostering

On the 31st March 2018 there were 75,420 looked after children in England which demonstrates an increase of 4% since March 2017. There is a…

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‘Care crisis’: Sent-away children are ‘easy victims’

Local authorities are unwittingly becoming “recruiting sergeants” for drugs gangs, by sending thousands of children in care to live outside their home area, according to…

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Self-harm images on social media

The Guardian reports that Facebook has said it will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform, and that self-injury-related content would become…

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Children’s manifesto

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a manifesto for children calling on political parties to include a six-point plan in any upcoming election manifestos…

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Support for family and friends carers in the UK

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper looking at what help is available for grandparents and other family and friends carers (also…

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New Cafcass chief executive pledges to improve children’s experience

Former Bexley director of children’s services, Jacky Tiotto joins as Cafcass launches its strategy to ensure children’s, parents’ and carers’ experience of and outcomes in the…

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Online harm

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a summary of children’s experiences of online harm and what they think should be done about it. Findings, based…

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