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.

Developing a local offer for care leavers

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced the requirement for local authorities to publish a ‘Care Leaver Offer’ outlining the services it offers to…

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Fostering Inquiry Report published

The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report on fostering, following on from the continuation of the inquiry into fostering started by the…

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Fostering Stocktake Report Delivered to Government

In a tweet posted on 17 December, Sir Martin Narey revealed that the report of the national fostering stocktake has been delivered to Government. It…

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Foster Children to be Entitled to 30 Hours Free Childcare

Children and Families Minister, Robert Goodwill, announced during a Westminster Hall debate that the offer of 30 hours of free childcare would be extended to…

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Free Childcare for Working Parents

From September 2017, many working parents of 3 to 4 year olds in England will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare rather than…

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Fosterline’s Christmas opening times

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How professionals can help children explore the internet safely

The NSPCC’s children’s services hub on the Guardian website features a blog looking at how professionals can help children explore the internet safely. Tips and…

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The financial implications for foster carers buying Christmas presents for foster children

Foster carers often ask if they are responsible for paying for the presents that they buy for looked after children. Fosterline Manager, Steven Stockley shares…

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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking and Refugee Children: New Strategy and Statutory Guidance

The Department for Education and the Home Office have issued a new policy document setting out the Government’s strategy for meeting its commitment to safeguarding…

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