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.

DfE to fund ‘family holidays’ in a bid to reduce the number of children in care

Councils will be able to use government money to send struggling families on holiday as part of efforts to reduce record numbers of children going…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated the Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance for England to include: a link to The Childcare (Disqualification)…

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NSPCC Publish Information on Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships

Childline has released figures which show that it held 3,878 counselling sessions about peer on peer sexual abuse in 2017/18 – a 29% rise since…

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Child development from birth to two years

Community Care has published a short guide to child development from birth to two years. The guide is aimed at social workers involved with families…

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Children’s social care services: raising concerns with Ofsted

Ofsted has published revised guidance on how to share concerns about children’s social care services in England with Ofsted and what they will do with…

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Civil Service Internship Scheme for Care Leavers announced

The Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawi has announced that the Government is offering care leavers exciting new opportunities in the Civil Service through one year internships…

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Parental responsibility guidance

The Department for Education has published guidance to help schools and local authorities in England understand and deal with issues relating to parental responsibility as…

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Foster carers needed for confidential online research survey by University of Bath

Are you a foster carer with at least one year’s experience of caring for a looked after child, and with a child aged 4-12 years…

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Assessing and Supporting Transgender Foster Carers and Adopters

Following the recent Department for Education research report on transgender awareness amongst child and family social workers, Community Care has published an article highlighting CoramBAAF’s…

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