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.

Digital help for foster carers from HMRC

Have you had trouble with taxes? Or wanted to know more about them? HMRC is hosting a live webinar, especially for foster carers. The webinar…

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Advisor appointed to boost local support for care leavers

A new adviser to support young people as they leave the care system has been appointed as part of the government’s drive to improve the…

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Half of expelled pupils suffer mental health issues

Findings from research published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) show that at least half of pupils permanently excluded from school have a…

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Good Childhood Report 2017

The Children’s Society has published the Good Childhood Report 2017, an analysis of data looking at how children’s well-being and happiness is changing over time,…

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Care leavers and the benefits system

The Children’s Society has published a new report highlighting the financial difficulties faced by care leavers. The report ‘Claiming after care’ provides updated data on…

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Perceptions of care

Become has published a report looking at how children in care and young care leavers think other people, including teachers and social workers, think about…

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£30m on projects for vulnerable young people

In his first address to the children’s social care sector since being appointed as Children’s Minister, Robert Goodwill has announced £30 million in funding for 24…

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A National Voice joins Coram Voice

A National Voice (ANV) became part of Coram Voice on 10 July 2017. The move will strengthen opportunities for the voices of children and young people…

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London Boroughs awarded £1m for fostering scheme

Six London boroughs have been awarded £1m for a scheme to improve access to high-quality residential care and fostering placements for looked after children. The…

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