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.

Fosterline’s Christmas opening times

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How professionals can help children explore the internet safely

The NSPCC’s children’s services hub on the Guardian website features a blog looking at how professionals can help children explore the internet safely. Tips and…

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The financial implications for foster carers buying Christmas presents for foster children

Foster carers often ask if they are responsible for paying for the presents that they buy for looked after children. Fosterline Manager, Steven Stockley shares…

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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking and Refugee Children: New Strategy and Statutory Guidance

The Department for Education and the Home Office have issued a new policy document setting out the Government’s strategy for meeting its commitment to safeguarding…

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Outcomes for Children Growing up in Kinship Care

Grandparents Plus has published the findings of a study exploring how children who have been brought up in kinship care get on as they reach…

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Mental Health Support for Looked After and Adopted Children: Expert Working Group Final Report

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a report on the findings of the Expert Working Group set up to ensure that the…

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Care leavers’ views on transition to adulthood: rapid review of the evidence

Coram Voice has published the findings of a rapid review of research on care leavers’ views on the transition to adulthood. The literature review covered…

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Fostered teens voice their opinions

Care experienced teenagers expressed their opinions to the Education Committee at the Fostering Inquiry earlier in November. Young people in care told the select committee…

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Can I foster a child for Christmas?

Fosterline Manager Steve Stockley shares his response to this question that Fosterline Advisors get asked at this time each year. We recognise that these enquiries…

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