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.

Language that Cares: Changing the Way Professionals Talk about Children in Care

Fostering and adoption charity TACT has published Language that Cares – the result of a collaborative effort led by TACT that aims to change the…

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Youth crime prevention fund established

The Home Office has appointed a charitable foundation to help deliver a £200m Youth Endowment Fund for England and Wales. The fund will be run…

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Adoption statistics

The Department for Education (DfE) has published adoption scorecards for the year ending March 2018 for England. Measures include: the average time between a child…

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Missing from care

The Children’s Society reports that MPs have launched an inquiry into children who go missing from “out of area” care homes in England. The decision…

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Post adoption & special guardianship support

Children and Young People Now reports that the Department for Education (DfE) has committed additional funding to extend the date at which children who are…

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Fosterline urge more people to foster

Fosterline manager, Steve Stockley, talks about his experience of fostering and later adopting his son. He urges more people to think about fostering in the…

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Sexual abuse of boys

Community care has published an article by a practice improvement advisor at the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse about what social workers can…

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Troubled Families Programme ‘cuts number of children in care’

The government’s Troubled Families Programme is cutting numbers of children in care by up to a third, new analysis from the Ministry of Housing, Communities…

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MPs tell government to ‘get a grip’ on children’s services pressures

The government has been criticised by an influential group of MPs for its lack of progress to improve children’s social care and help councils cope…

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