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.

Ofsted annual report 2017/18

Ofsted has published its annual report for 2017/18. Findings are based on inspection evidence from over 30,000 inspections of schools, colleges and providers of social…

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Health visiting

The Institute of Health Visiting has published its annual report for 2018. The report compares feedback from its 2018 annual survey of over 1200 health…

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DfE announces drive to place more looked-after children in boarding schools

More children in care are to be offered places at boarding schools as part of a new government drive, the Department for Education has announced. …

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Chief Social Worker says families must be diverted away from courts: read the case for ‘Clear Blue Water’

Following a significant increase in the number of families brought into public care proceedings over the last 10 years, Isabelle Trowler publishes her findings and…

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DfE launches study of child and family social workers

The DfE recently launched a new study of local authority child and family social workers, to help policy makers to develop a greater understanding of career pathways,…

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Reducing unnecessary criminalisation of looked-after children and care leavers: national protocol

The government is urging councils, the police and courts across England to sign up to an agreement aimed at reducing the unnecessary criminalisation of looked-after…

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Children Looked After, Adoptions and Care Leavers: 2017-18

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a Statistical First Release providing national and local authority level data about looked after children and young people, care…

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Ending child imprisonment

Article 39 has launched a collaborative campaign to end child imprisonment in England. The campaign proposes to: press for the closure of England’s child prisons…

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Looked after children

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has published a study looking at local authority variation in the rates of children in care in…

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