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 Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: first national review

Edward Timpson, Chair of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel, in a letter to the Secretary of State for Education has announced that the first…

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Reporting a serious child safeguarding incident: guidance for local authorities

The government has published guidance on how local authorities in England should report a serious child safeguarding incident to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review panel….

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Mental health and wellbeing in schools – Young People’s consultation

Young Minds are encouraging children and young people aged 13 and over to participate in Ofsted’s consultation on their new inspection guidelines. #TellOfsted enables children…

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MPs slam government over rejection of early intervention strategy

MPs have criticised the government for failing to put in place a national early intervention strategy to help prevent adversity and trauma among children. The…

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Legal aid changes aim to boost family access to justice

Families are likely to gain better access to justice when they are opposing adoption or care orders, under a new government action plan. The new…

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Child sexual exploitation and online dating apps

The BBC reports that the UK government is to ask Tinder and Grindr what measures they are taking to ensure child safety, after a freedom…

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Family Drug and Alcohol Court National Unit secures funds to reopen

A unit working to prevent children from being taken into care by supporting their substance-misusing parents, is to reopen after a group of private backers…

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Virtual reality ‘deepens understanding’ of trauma

Virtual reality (VR) technology helps professionals grasp the traumatic experiences of looked-after children, research has found. Analysis of a pilot involving 30 councils and care…

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Home Office-backed youth advocates to take on knife crime

Community leaders including sports coaches and youth workers are to be offered specialist training to have “safe conversations” with young people, aimed at combating knife…

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