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.

Can Diwali help recruit new foster carers?

Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ is an ancient Hindu festival which this year falls on 7th November. The five-day festival signifies light, hope and new…

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Minister announces Care leaver covenant

Children’s and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced a scheme to raise the career aspirations and improve the life skills of care leavers. The Care…

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Young people’s mental health: statistics – England

Statistics provided by Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, in response to a written parliamentary question from Bambos Charalambous, show that in 2017/18 there were 27,487 attendances…

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Childnet Guidance for Digital Wellbeing

Childnet International has produced guidance for parents and carers on looking after the digital wellbeing of children and young people. This includes having an awareness…

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Facebook Removes Child Content

Facebook has announced that it has removed 8.7 million pieces of content that violated their child nudity or sexual exploitation of children policies in the…

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Youth Parliament Consultation Results

UK Youth Parliament has published the results of the Make your Mark consultation, run by the British Youth Council, which asked young people in the…

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Gandparents Plus publish report on Kinship Care

Grandparents Plus has published a report looking at the challenges faced by kinship carers – grandparents and other family members – who have taken on…

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Care applications

Cafcass has published its monthly care application statistics for England. In September 2018, Cafcass received a total of 1,065 new care applications. This figure is…

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Young people’s mental health

Action for Children has released findings from a survey of more than 5,000 young people in the UK which shows that 33% of 15-18 year…

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