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.

DfE withdraws ‘mythbuster’ following charity’s legal threat

The Department for Education has withdrawn its controversial “mythbuster” for local authorities after a children’s rights charity mounted a High Court challenge. The DfE said…

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Care applications

Cafcass has published its monthly care application statistics for England. In February 2019, Cafcass received 1,001 new care applications. This is 16.1% (192 applications) lower…

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Modern slavery and human trafficking

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its end of year summary on potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Findings from data on…

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Funding children’s services

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report on funding for children’s services in England. Findings include: the Department for Education (DfE) cannot explain the…

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Government announces new SEND free schools to be opened

Dozens of new schools are to be opened across the country to cater for pupils facing challenges in mainstream education, the government has announced. Around…

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Children’s rights in England

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has published a report looking at children’s rights in England in 2018. The report draws on evidence from…

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Children’s services workforce

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has published a policy position paper on its future hopes for the children’s workforce in England. The…

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Mental health and bullying

The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from a survey of pupils aged 11- to 17-years-old in England, and their parents or carers. Findings…

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The education of children in care

A group of charities, including Adoption UK and the NSPCC, has sent a letter to the Schools Minister calling for the Government to amend teaching…

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