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.

Adopted children perform better in school than looked-after peers

Adopted children performed better at GCSE level across all attainment measures than their looked-after peers, latest statistics published by the government show. New Department for…

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Call for reform of system treating children with SEN as mental health inpatients

Too many children with learning disabilities and autism are unnecessarily being treated in mental health hospitals – according to a report published today by the…

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Unaccompanied children driven to suicide due to ‘gaps in support’ from UK, charities warn

Thousands of children who arrived in Britain alone, often following perilous journeys, are experiencing severe mental health issues due to “gaps in statutory support” provided…

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Councils to receive rate rise for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Councils supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are to receive an increased day rate which for the first time does not take into account the child’s age…

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School admissions ‘discriminate against looked-after children’

Campaigners have claimed that looked-after children’s right to education is being breached after a survey found many schools may not be honouring the admissions code….

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Call for 16-19 education funding review as report reveals extent of cuts

The education sector is calling for an urgent government review of the impact of funding cuts on disadvantaged students after new research reveals how far…

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

Fosterline advisor, Kam, has written an article detailing the importance of mental health, with a focus on the mental health of care experienced children and…

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My Perfect Ramadan Journal 2019 have released a new Ramadan Journal for Muslim children! Check it out here.

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Ramadan Health Guide

The NHS has a handy Ramadan Health Guide! If you are caring for a Muslim foster child during Ramadan or you yourself are Muslim, you…

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