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.

Working together to safeguard children 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance setting out what organisations and agencies that have functions relating to children must and should do…

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Cafcass: National Rates of Care Applications 2016-17

Cafcass publishes annual statistics showing the national rate of care applications by each local authority (LA) in England with children’s services responsibilities in order to…

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Public Spending on Children in England: 2000 to 2020

A Children’s Commissioner’s report on public spending on children from 2000 to 2020, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has found that almost half…

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Cafcass Care Order Applications: May 2018

Cafcass (the Children and Family Child Advisory and Support Service) has published its latest statistics on care order applications. In May 2018, Cafcass received a…

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Public Attitudes to Children in Care

Coram’s Impact and Evaluation Team has published the findings of a survey exploring public attitudes to children in care. The online YouGov survey received responses from 2,100…

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Ombudsman Report: Council Support and Advice for Special

The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has published a report sharing lessons learned from investigations into complaints about special guardianship orders (SGOs). The…

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How Safe Are Our Children 2018

The NSPCC has published a comprehensive overview and analysis of the available child protection data for each of the four nations in the UK for…

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Transgender Awareness in Child and Family Social

The Department for Education has published a research report providing evidence on transgender awareness in social work education and training, transgender awareness amongst child and…

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Stability Index for Children 2018

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England has published her second annual Stability Index, which tracks the experiences of children in care across England. The report…

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