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 mental health services

The Children’s Society has published a report looking at access by children and young people aged 10 to 17 to specialist NHS mental health services…

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Support for disadvantaged children in education

The Education Secretary has announced new plans to help support the most disadvantaged children in England. New measures include: changing the schools admission code to…

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Safeguarding in the Church of England

The Church of England has published safeguarding data taken from annual safeguarding returns, collected by dioceses in England from 2015-17. Figures show that: the number…

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Missing children and young people

Missing People has published research into the value of the return home interview (RHI), an in-depth conversation with a young person who has run away…

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Accreditation toolkit for child and family social workers

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a toolkit to help explain the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers…

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Young people, social media and mental health

Barnardo’s has published a report looking at what children, young people and practitioners say about the impact of social media on mental health and wellbeing…

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Charity rejects minister’s claims over adoption register replacement

Claims by the children’s minister that vulnerable children are not losing out following the closure of the statutory adoption register have been rejected by the…

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‘Absolute paralysis of Brexit’ impacts children in need

The government has failed to address the question of dire education outcomes for children in need due to the “absolute paralysis” of Brexit, the children’s…

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High Court challenge over use of child spies

Just for Kids Law has launched a judicial review against the Home Office to challenge the use of children as covert human intelligence sources or…

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