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.

Accreditation toolkit for child and family social workers

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a toolkit to help explain the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers…

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Young people, social media and mental health

Barnardo’s has published a report looking at what children, young people and practitioners say about the impact of social media on mental health and wellbeing…

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Charity rejects minister’s claims over adoption register replacement

Claims by the children’s minister that vulnerable children are not losing out following the closure of the statutory adoption register have been rejected by the…

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‘Absolute paralysis of Brexit’ impacts children in need

The government has failed to address the question of dire education outcomes for children in need due to the “absolute paralysis” of Brexit, the children’s…

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High Court challenge over use of child spies

Just for Kids Law has launched a judicial review against the Home Office to challenge the use of children as covert human intelligence sources or…

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Financial pressures and child protection

The Ofsted National Director for Social Care has published a blog on the impact of financial pressures on the child protection system in England. The…

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Advocacy for children

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on advocacy provision for children in England. Findings include: a high proportion of the local authorities…

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New helpline for charity whistleblowers

The Charity Commission has opened an advice line for charity whistle-blowers. The service gives advice on what types of wrongdoing you can report, including safeguarding…

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Self-harm – research

The Lancet Psychiatry has published findings from research into the prevalence of self-harm in England. Findings include: the prevalence of self-reported self-harm has increased in…

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