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.

Timpson Review of School Exclusions

Edward Timpson has published a landmark review of school exclusions in which he makes 30 recommendations to ensure exclusions are used appropriately. The Department for Education has agreed to all…

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Missing Children Being Let Down: Research

New research by the Children’s Society has found that opportunities to safeguard children who go missing from home or care are being missed by councils….

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Children’s Art Week 2019

Children’s Art Week is an annual UK-wide programme encouraging children, young people, families and teachers to engage with the visual arts.   Further details are…

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Developing character and resilience in young people – consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new advisory group of experts looking at how to support schools in England to run more activities…

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Female genital mutilation

NHS Digital has published quarterly statistics on female genital mutilation (FGM) for January-March 2019. Statistics show 1,990 individual women and girls had an attendance where…

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Local council spending

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a report on local council spending in England in 2017/18. Findings include: spending on children’s social care…

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Number of children housed in B&Bs rises 18 per cent

Figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government reveal that there were 2,420 households with children in B&Bs at 31 December 2018…

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Looked after children and self-harm

Community Care has published a podcast looking at how social workers can support looked after children and young people who are at risk of self-harm….

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Share A Story Week- What’s Wrong Arty?

As the month of May is national ‘Share a Story Week’, I wanted to share a lovely new children’s book that I have recently come…

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