News

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.

Looked after children and young people: NICE scope guideline consultation/ lay members required

NICE is consulting on the draft scope guideline on looked-after children and young people. The guideline will update and replace the current NICE guideline, and…

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Children and young people’s mental health: NICE consultation

NICE is consulting on a draft guideline on identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Recommendations include:…

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse awareness campaign

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched an awareness campaign to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in England and…

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Safer Internet Day 2019

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created educational resources to support teachers and educators as part of Safer Internet Day on 5 February 2019.  …

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Care applications

Cafcass has published its monthly care application statistics for England. In December 2018, Cafcass received 975 new care applications. This is 4.6% (47 applications) lower…

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The DfE has published an editable “Activity Passport” for children under 11 years

The Passport includes guidance, a foreword from the Secretary of State and supporting resources, with lots of ideas for fun learning activities for children from…

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Children with disabilities and severe complex needs

NICE is consulting on a draft guideline for social workers, health professionals, practitioners and others working with children and young people who are disabled or…

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Changes to the education inspection framework

Ofsted is consulting on proposals about how schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers in England are inspected, to take effect from…

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YouTube bans dangerous and harmful pranks

YouTube have promised to ban dangerous or harmful pranks to protect the community and children from “severe emotional distress.”   This is in response to so-called…

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