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.

Child trafficking

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT) and Missing People have published a report investigating the number of trafficked children in the care of local authorities…

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Child sexual abuse: Advice for social workers

Community Care has published advice for social workers working in the area of child sexual abuse (CSA), particularly when abuse is suspected but not ‘proven’….

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Reporting harmful content online

South West Grid for Learning, as a partner within the UK Safer Internet Centre, has launched a new online reporting tool for abusive and harmful…

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Child abduction in the UK

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has published a reminder of the support it can offer to those affected by international parental abduction. This is…

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Learning resources: Research in Practice

Research in Practice (RiP) has released new learning resources aimed at children’s services practitioners. Topics include: the impact of domestic abuse and controlling behaviour on…

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Young people in custody

The Home Office has updated information on the rights and entitlements for young people under 18-years-old who have been detained in custody. The leaflet details:…

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Children’s social care in England

The House of Commons Library has published an overview of the legal and policy framework for children’s social care in England and the challenges facing children’s…

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DfE tells councils to prioritise educational support for children in care

An interim report of a government review on the issue concludes that poor educational outcomes for children in need are not inevitable, but agencies supporting…

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Care system ethnic inequalities must be addressed to ensure children get services they need, study argues

Inequalities in the proportions of children from different ethnic groups in the care system must be urgently investigated to ensure services are socially just and…

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