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.

Timpson in Children’s Commissioner Advisory Role

Former Department for Education minister Edward Timpson has been appointed to advise children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield. Other members of the advisory board are…

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HMRC Support for foster carers

HMRC will deliver a webinar specifically for foster carers on 14 February at 11:00am. During the one hour webinar, HMRC will look at what foster…

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FosterTalk publishes annual report for Fosterline England

FosterTalk has published the 4th annual report on their delivery of the Fosterline England support service for current and prospective foster carers, funded by the…

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A child is referred to children’s services every 49 seconds, councils warn

A child was referred to local authority children’s services every 49 seconds last year, the Local Government Association reveals today. The LGA, which represents 370…

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MPs call for establishment of national fostering college

MPs are calling on the government to set up a national college for fostering to address concerns that carers feel undermined, undervalued and lack support….

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LGA responds to DfE boarding school announcement

Responding to a new Department for Education scheme to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend independent and state boarding schools, Cllr Richard Watts,…

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New Year’s Honours 2018: Department for Education

130 people have been recognised for their services to education and driving forward social mobility in the 2018 New Year Honours list. Fosterline would like to…

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Pathways of care leavers and care-experienced students into and through higher education

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) has published the findings of a study that is the first to provide an overall…

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Ofsted annual report 2016/17

Ofsted has launched its annual report which covers the quality of care and education in England today. It found that: 34% of local authorities (LAs) were…

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