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.

Measuring loneliness guidance published

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has published a guide on measuring loneliness aimed at charities and social enterprises in the UK. The guidance includes…

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Online grooming offences increase

The NSPCC has released figures which show that there were 5,161 crimes of sexual communication with a child recorded in the 18 months following April…

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Ofsted statistics: consultation

Ofsted is consulting on proposals for revisions to the frequency and content of social care inspection official statistics and management information. Ofsted is keen to…

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Child sexual abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published findings from an analysis of personal accounts from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse…

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Compulsory FGM education to be introduced

The dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be taught to all secondary school pupils, the Department for Education has announced. The subject is included…

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Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

The BBC reports that an investigation carried out by the BBC File on Four radio programme found evidence that secure messaging apps, including Telegram and…

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Guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures. The guide covers: procedural safeguards;…

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Child protection and law enforcement and after Brexit

The Children’s Commissioners for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the government asking for reassurance that contingency plans are being made to…

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Children in care – Inquiry into use of out of borough placements

The Guardian reports that the all-party parliamentary group for runaway and missing children and adults has initiated an inquiry into the use of out-of-borough placements…

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