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.

Children in custody

HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Youth Justice Board have published a report looking at the experiences of 12 -18 year olds held in secure…

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Fostering statistics

Ofsted had published statistics on fostering in England for 2017/18. Figures show that: on 31 March 2018, 53,040 children and young people were placed with…

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FamilyLine helpline launched

The Guardian reports on the launch of the free FamilyLine service in England and Wales to support parents and carers through telephone calls, email and…

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Safer Internet Day: Top tips and advice

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published top tips and advice pages for Safer Internet Day on 5 February 2019. The pages include age specific…

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Online abuse and the experience of disabled people

The House of Commons Petitions Committee has published a report, following an inquiry and consultation, looking at the level of abuse that disabled people, including…

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Online child sexual abuse

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released figures which show that 105,047 webpages showing child sexual abuse material were removed from the internet by the…

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Protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority

The NSPCC has published information about protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority. This includes teachers, care workers, youth…

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Looked after children: statistics briefing

The NSPCC has published a briefing looking the range of data and statistics available in the UK that relate to children in local authority care….

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Children’s social care

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report setting out recent trends in pressures on children’s social care demand and activity in England and…

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