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.

Current State of Children’s Services: CSDG Report

The Children’s Services Development Group (CSDG) has published a report examining the changing nature of children’s services and providing a snapshot of current sector thinking…

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Children’s Social Care Statutory Guidance Myth Busting Guide

The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme has produced a short guide clarifying areas of statutory guidance that are either misunderstood or act as a barrier…

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Transgender foster carers and adopters

An article in Community Care outlines tips to help social workers supporting transgender foster carers and adopters. Good practice tips include: using inclusive gender neutral…

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New unit to tackle exploitation of vulnerable young people

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced plans for a new national response unit to help local authorities in England support vulnerable children at risk…

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Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

The Home Office has published statistics which show that there were 2,424 asylum applications in the UK from unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in the…

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Disqualification by association: Statutory Guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) has published revised statutory guidance for schools and local authorities in England, relating to disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006…

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Call for young people to join NSPCC Online Safety Group

The NSPCC is looking for young people aged 13-18 to join their online safety advisory group, to ensure young people’s views and experiences inform NSPCC…

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State of children’s rights 2018 – call for evidence

State of children’s rights 2018 – call for evidence The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has launched a call for written evidence to inform…

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Children in care

The Social Market Foundation (SMF) has published a report analysing the 2017 Ofsted inspections of local authorities in England looking at the provision of services…

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