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.

Care leavers and higher education

The Department for Education has published new Higher education principles setting out what universities in England should do to encourage and support young people leaving…

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Online safety resources for 4 – 7 year olds

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched new resources aimed at helping 4- to 7-year-olds stay safe online. Jessie & Friends involves three animated videos,…

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Child Sexual Abuse: Truth Project

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published new research which found that ​55% of victims and survivors who came forward to the Inquiry did…

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Charities urge better teaching support for children in care

A number of leading children’s charities are calling on the government to overhaul teaching standards to ensure children with experience of care are better supported…

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Foster carers of Parsons Green bomber sue Surrey County Council

The foster parents of a teenager jailed for life for the Parsons Green tube train bombing are suing a council for negligence, claiming they were…

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Supervision Orders and Special Guardianship Orders Research

Lancaster University has published findings from research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, looking at outcomes for children placed on supervision orders and children who were…

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Language and the care system

The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) has published a glossary of words and terms used by the care system. The report, produced in collaboration with…

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Exclusions and violent crime

The Mayor of London and seven Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have written to the Prime Minister calling for a national ban on “off-rolling” over…

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Suspension of the National Adoption Register

Coram has published a news item highlighting the potential impact of the imminent suspension of the Adoption Register for England on placements for children. The…

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