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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.

Plans to launch Care Leaver Covenant in October

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced plans to launch a Carer Leaver Covenant – a government commitment to help children leaving the care system to…

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ADCS president rejects idea that too much money is spent on care placements

Stuart Gallimore, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services spoke at the annual ADCS conference in Manchester. He addressed the two ministers…

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Working together to safeguard children 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance setting out what organisations and agencies that have functions relating to children must and should do…

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Cafcass: National Rates of Care Applications 2016-17

Cafcass publishes annual statistics showing the national rate of care applications by each local authority (LA) in England with children’s services responsibilities in order to…

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Public Spending on Children in England: 2000 to 2020

A Children’s Commissioner’s report on public spending on children from 2000 to 2020, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has found that almost half…

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Cafcass Care Order Applications: May 2018

Cafcass (the Children and Family Child Advisory and Support Service) has published its latest statistics on care order applications. In May 2018, Cafcass received a…

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Public Attitudes to Children in Care

Coram’s Impact and Evaluation Team has published the findings of a survey exploring public attitudes to children in care. The online YouGov survey received responses from 2,100…

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Ombudsman Report: Council Support and Advice for Special

The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has published a report sharing lessons learned from investigations into complaints about special guardianship orders (SGOs). The…

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How Safe Are Our Children 2018

The NSPCC has published a comprehensive overview and analysis of the available child protection data for each of the four nations in the UK for…

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