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.

Review of child protection in family courts launched

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a review of how family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious…

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Unregistered homes research

The BBC has published research on looked after children living in unregistered accommodation in England. Findings include: the number of looked after children aged 16…

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County lines

An operation led by the National County Lines Coordination Centre has resulted in over 500 arrests in one week in relation to county lines. As…

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Parental alcohol misuse free toolkit

The Children’s Society has launched a new learning programme to help children affected by parental alcohol misuse in England. The Children of Alcoholic Parents Engagement…

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Keeping families together

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a £15 million investment to support families and prevent children being taken into care in England. New projects…

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Free toolkit for 11- 16 yr olds – online hate

The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) along with European partners has launched a toolkit to help approach the issue of online hate with young…

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Forced marriage

The Home Office has published statistics on the number of cases reported to the Forced Marriage Unit in 2018. Findings include: 17.7% of cases involved…

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Children missing from home or care

The Children’s Society has published new research on return home interviews (RHIs) (also known as debriefs) for children who go missing from home or care…

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Minister reveals vision for adoption and fostering register

A proposed national register combining adoption and fostering will elevate the “voice of the child” in the matching process, children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has told…

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