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.

Mental health support website launched

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has launched a website to help young people have more engagement in mental health support and…

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Cardboard baby boxes

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published research revealing concerns over the promotion and use of cardboard baby boxes for infants to sleep in. The…

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Children’s Commissioner publishes report into vulnerable babies

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report, looking at how many vulnerable babies under one there are, and the sorts of risks they are…

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Children and young people detained in the secure settings

NHS England has published three reports looking at evidence about the care needs of children and young people placed in secure settings. Findings from a…

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Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service set to launch

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins, speaking at a Westminster Hall debate on modern slavery, has said that that the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service, which…

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Work experience for care leavers

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Barnardo’s are collaborating to provide care leavers with opportunities to gain work experience placements in Barnardo’s high…

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Female genital mutilation

The Home Office has published promotional materials to be used to help raise awareness of the harmful health consequences associated with female genital mutilation (FGM)…

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Evaluation of county lines pilot project released

The County Lines Demonstration Pilot Project was funded by the Home Office to test out what might enable vulnerable children to move away from involvement…

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Please vote for Fosterline!

If you are a prospective foster carer or an existing foster carer and you have called Fosterline England to speak to one of our fostering…

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