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.

Children in care

Ofsted has published a report looking at what children and young people told them about their experiences of living in children’s homes or living with…

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Staying put allowances published

Staying Put Grant 2018-2019 – England The Department for Education has written to local authorities giving details of Staying Put funding allowances for local authorities for 2018-19….

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Funding to Improve Children’s Social Care Services

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced a package of support worth £17 million to improve outcomes for vulnerable children. More than £15 million…

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Latest Ofsted data for fostering released

Fostering in England 2016-17: Ofsted Statistics – England Ofsted has released its latest annual dataset on fostering provision in both local authority and independent fostering…

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DfE publishes report on looked after children and care leavers

Looked After Children and Care Leavers who are Long-Term NEET – England The Department for Education published a report in February which includes analysis of…

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The Home Office launches anti-knife campaign

Anti-knife crime campaign The Home Office has launched an anti-knife crime advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people and challenge perceptions that carrying…

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Child Protection Records Guidance

The NSPCC has published guidelines on child protection records retention and storage. The guidelines cover the storage of child protection records; retention periods; recording concerns…

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First Islamic Adoption and Fostering Guide Published

The Penny Appeal Adoption and Fostering team have collaborated with over 60 Islamic scholars from across the UK to compile an Islamic Adoption and Fostering…

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Consultation Response: Working Together to Safeguard Children: Revisions to Statutory Guidance

The Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Department for Digital,…

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