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.

IMO: Digital Platform for Young People in Care and Care Leavers

IMO (In My Opinion) is a peer-led digital platform providing care-experienced young people with a space to share stories, experiences and achievements, get advice on life…

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Recommendations to Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce

CoramBAAF and Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) have provided evidence on current practice in kinship care assessments and recommendations for improvements to the cross-party Parliamentary…

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Ofsted Blog: Incident Notifications

Ofsted has published a blog post on what social care providers need to tell Ofsted when making incident notifications. The post discusses what notifications are,…

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Ofsted Annual Fostering Data Collection

Ofsted has updated its template, guidance and troubleshooting page for its annual fostering data collection. The fostering collection runs from 15 April 2019 until 30…

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Cafcass Care Order Applications: March 2019 & 2018-19 Totals

Cafcass (the Children and Family Child Advisory and Support Service) has published its latest statistics on care order applications. In March 2019, Cafcass received a…

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IRM Annual Report 2017-18 and Attending IRM Panel Information

The latest annual report covering the work of the Independent Review Mechanism for Fostering and Adoption in England (IRM) has been published. The report for…

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Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit

The Home Office has published a toolkit setting out the existing legislative options and tools which police and other safeguarding professionals can use to disrupt…

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Unexplained Pupil Exits from Schools Report: Consultation

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) is seeking feedback on how it analysed pupil mobility data and defined ‘explained’ and ‘unexplained’ moves in its recent report…

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Survey of the Mental Health of Looked After Children: Consultation

NHS Digital is preparing to undertake a survey of the mental health of children looked after by local authorities in England, as well as those…

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