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.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

Chair of the independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Edward Timpson has written to the Secretary of State for Education announcing the first ever national child safeguarding practice…

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Guidance Update on Reporting a Serious Child Safeguarding Incident

The Government has updated its guidance for local authorities on how and when to report a serious child safeguarding incident, which was first published in…

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Child Abuse and Neglect: NICE Quality Standard

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard for child abuse and neglect. It covers recognising, assessing and responding to…

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Trove Storytelling Bag for Children in Care

The final film has been released for ‘trove’, a digitally enabled memory box which supports children who have been taken into care to capture their…

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NSPCC Library marks World Book Day 2019

The NSPCC Library has produced a list of books recently added to its collection, as part of World Book Day 2019 taking place on 7…

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Social work practice – what works best

An article by Ofsted’s National Director of Social Care, Yvette Stanley, discusses the success factors in different models of practice that local authorities in England…

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Cuts to children’s services funding

Action for Children, the NSPCC, Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society and the National Children’s Bureau have published an analysis of official figures to estimate which local…

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Study to examine poor outcomes of care leavers

The Nuffield Foundation has funded research that will analyse education-related data on 7,300 21-year-old care leavers, as well as carry out interviews. Government statistics from…

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Children’s views of being in care

Ofsted has published a report looking at what children and young people told them about their experiences of living in social care settings in England,…

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