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 development from birth to two years

Community Care has published a short guide to child development from birth to two years. The guide is aimed at social workers involved with families…

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Children’s social care services: raising concerns with Ofsted

Ofsted has published revised guidance on how to share concerns about children’s social care services in England with Ofsted and what they will do with…

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Civil Service Internship Scheme for Care Leavers announced

The Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawi has announced that the Government is offering care leavers exciting new opportunities in the Civil Service through one year internships…

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Parental responsibility guidance

The Department for Education has published guidance to help schools and local authorities in England understand and deal with issues relating to parental responsibility as…

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Foster carers needed for confidential online research survey by University of Bath

Are you a foster carer with at least one year’s experience of caring for a looked after child, and with a child aged 4-12 years…

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Assessing and Supporting Transgender Foster Carers and Adopters

Following the recent Department for Education research report on transgender awareness amongst child and family social workers, Community Care has published an article highlighting CoramBAAF’s…

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Thousands of Children Looked After by Failing Council: SMF Report

The Social Market Foundation (SMF) has published a report which analyses 2017 inspection data from Ofsted and assesses local councils’ services for children in need of…

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Rough Sleeping Strategy: Care Leaver Support

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a Rough Sleeping Strategy, setting out the government’s plans to help people who are sleeping rough and to…

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Ending the Criminalisation of Children in Residential Care

As part of its programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care, the Howard League for Penal Reform has published the third in…

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