News

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.

Children’s social care

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published analysis of new figures on local council spending in England. Findings include: councils budgeted an additional £542 million…

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Disclosure and Barring Service checks

Ofsted has published guidance setting out the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks children’s social care providers and managers will need to have in place…

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Children and young people’s mental health

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced an investment of a £3.3 million in 23 local community projects across England to support…

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Children and young people in care

The Social Market Foundation has published a report assessing the standard of care provision for looked after children in England. Analysis of Department for Education…

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Study of child and family social workers

The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from a study of local authority child and family social workers in England. Findings from qualitative interviews…

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Social work practice

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published interim reports on pilots in three local authorities in England investigating whether devolved budgets, which give social…

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New social work recording tool from SCIE

Supporting social workers and other staff to improve recording skills – how you write down what you have seen and done, your analysis of that,…

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Brexit: guidance for local authority children’s services in England

The Department for Education (DfE) has published guidance for local authority children’s services in England on how to prepare in the event that the UK…

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Preparing young people with learning disabilities for adulthood

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a guide looking at what social workers need to do to help young people with learning…

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