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.

Transgender Awareness in Child and Family Social

The Department for Education has published a research report providing evidence on transgender awareness in social work education and training, transgender awareness amongst child and…

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Stability Index for Children 2018

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England has published her second annual Stability Index, which tracks the experiences of children in care across England. The report…

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Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time

The Department for Education has announced that free childcare will be extended to foster carers that also work outside the role of foster parent for…

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Social worker changes ‘most common’ source of instability for children in care

Changes from one social worker to another remain the most common source of instability in the lives of children in care, a report by the…

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LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner report on children in care

Councils are currently supporting record numbers of children and young people through the care system. Ninety children a day entered care in the last year,…

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Children in care being ‘pinged’ around schools and homes

3,000 moved home at least four times in two years, increasing risk of exclusion and grooming.  Thousands of “pinball kids” are being shifted around the…

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Government advisers call for boost to care leaver support

Support for care leavers must be improved and the process for receiving benefits simplified to ensure they do not become homeless or have to share…

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Government announces apprenticeship bursaries for care leavers

The governement has announced that care leavers will receive a £1,000 bursary payment if they choose to do an apprenticeship  The extra financial support will…

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Homeless young people

Homeless Link has published a report exploring the trends, causes and nature of homelessness experienced by young people (aged 16-24) in England. Findings from a…

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