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.

Unaccompanied minors

Community Care reports on a 6-week training programme involving social work students, criminology students and young unaccompanied minors. The programme aimed to identify key gaps…

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Children in care

The BBC reports that a Freedom of Information request to councils in England and Wales finds that at least 5,000 children currently in care have…

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Care applications

Cafcass has published its monthly care application statistics for England. In March  2018, Cafcass received a total of 1,238 care applications. This figure represents a…

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Kinship care

The Family Rights Group and Grandparents Plus have released figures following a survey of kinship carers – family members and friends who’ve taken on care…

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#WildWestWeb campaign

The NSPCC has launched a campaign calling on Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to bring in a new law…

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Gangs, violence and social media

An article in The Guardian reports that criminologists and other experts are warning about young people being groomed and inadvertently drawn into violent activities after…

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Fostering in England

Ofsted has published Fostering in England statistics for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. The figures show that: agencies reported 52,005 children…

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Care for children and young people with learning disabilities

NICE has published guidelines on the service design and delivery of services for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. Recommendations in the guidance,…

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Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has published a report looking at the Home Office’s handling of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and how…

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