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.

Free books on attachment for foster carers

Sir John Timpson CBE has written three useful little guide books on Attachment, based on 30 years’ experience as a foster carer –  A Guide…

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IRM Annual Report 2016-17

The latest annual report covering the work of the Independent Review Mechanism for Fostering and Adoption in England (IRM) has been published. The report for 2016-17 includes…

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NICE Looked-After Children and Young People Guideline Update Committee: Call for New Members and Lay Members

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are looking for a number of professional/practitioners and care experienced people or foster carers to join…

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Children’s social care: call for research partners

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is seeking partners for a research project to see if Schwartz Rounds, a group reflective practice forum…

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Change Project Partners announced

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has announced the names of the six local authorities (Change Project partners) that it will work with…

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Children’s social care evidence store launched

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has launched an evidence store for social care professionals, pulling together evidence about the effectiveness of different interventions…

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Care leavers

The Department for Education (DfE) in England has announced three pilot schemes in Bristol, Lewisham and Sheffield to improve the education and training of young…

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County lines

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm in the UK. The county lines…

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Female genital mutilation (FGM)

The National FGM Centre has published a leaflet about FGM Protection Orders (FGMPOs). Aimed at families, this explains what FGMPOs are, who can apply and…

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