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.

Government launches review of youth work guidance

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has launched a review of the statutory guidance for council youth service provision. The review aims…

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‘Families split up because care system is based on resource not love’

A charity says young people are fighting for their rights to see brothers and sisters, stay in the same home for longer and be heard…

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Get in touch!

Fosterline is a free government funded helpline providing confidential, impartial, advice, information and support on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers…

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Safer Care On Holiday This Summer

When you are taking children and young people on holiday this summer it is important to remember that the same safer care principles and precautions…

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New website to help care leavers make the right choice in education and work

A website to help care leavers make informed decisions about education and work has been launched by Learning and Work Institute. Supported by the Department…

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Safeguarding in the voluntary sector: Grants available

The National Lottery Community Fund is inviting England-based voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to submit expressions of interest in grants to share safeguarding resources…

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Children in care: education – Access to independent schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a programme which aims to offer children in care access to independent schools.   Further details are available…

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Special educational needs

The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools for…

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Supporting families programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that the Children’s Social Care Innovation programme, set up to develop, test and share effective ways of supporting…

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