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.

North-South divide between likelihood of facing care proceedings

The Guardian reports on a study to be published by professors Judith Harwin and Karen Broadhurst of Lancaster University’s Centre for Child and Family Justice Research which…

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The Fostering System review

The Department for Education has published a review of the Fostering System in England which provides a description of the current fostering system and looks…

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Friends of Fosterline campaign launched

The ‘Friends of Fosterline’ campaign, which launched today, encourages people to be part of Fosterline England’s growing fostering community and support network. During the past…

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Children in care urge social workers to be more ambitious for them

Social workers and other professionals need to do more to help looked-after children achieve their potential, and to diminish the ‘stigma’ of being in care,…

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Study finds high rate of repeat referrals in children’s services

More than 50% of children referred to children’s services in the 2010-11 financial year were re-referred by the end of 2014-15, a new study commissioned…

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Request for stories

October is Black History Month, Fosterline supports the need for more black and ethnic minority foster carers to meet the requirements of children in care….

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Preventing bullying in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new version of ‘Preventing and tackling bullying’ outlining: the government’s approach to bullying; legal obligations and the…

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Key issues in fostering: evidence from the fostering inquiry

A House of Commons Library briefing paper looking at key issues in fostering, including general statistical information, the capacity of the foster care system, working conditions for…

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Advice for helping children set up a new profile on social media

The UK Safer Internet Centre shares advice for parents and carers when helping their child set up a profile on a new site or game….

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