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.

Outcomes for Children Growing up in Kinship Care

Grandparents Plus has published the findings of a study exploring how children who have been brought up in kinship care get on as they reach…

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Mental Health Support for Looked After and Adopted Children: Expert Working Group Final Report

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a report on the findings of the Expert Working Group set up to ensure that the…

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Care leavers’ views on transition to adulthood: rapid review of the evidence

Coram Voice has published the findings of a rapid review of research on care leavers’ views on the transition to adulthood. The literature review covered…

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Fostered teens voice their opinions

Care experienced teenagers expressed their opinions to the Education Committee at the Fostering Inquiry earlier in November. Young people in care told the select committee…

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Can I foster a child for Christmas?

Fosterline Manager Steve Stockley shares his response to this question that Fosterline Advisors get asked at this time each year. We recognise that these enquiries…

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Virtual reality now being used to recruit foster carers

A new virtual reality (VR) film created by the Cornerstone Partnership has been produced to give adopters and foster carers the chance to experience the…

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Fostering Inquiry

The final two sessions of the Fostering Inquiry, which was suspended earlier this year due to the General Election, have now taken place. On 17th…

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Young people to join MPs in discussion on fostering with Children and Families Minister

Young people with experience of foster care will sit alongside MPs for a discussion with the Minister as part of the Education Committee’s fostering inquiry on Tuesday…

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New safeguarding strategy boosts support for lone child migrants

New training for foster carers has been announced as part of a new strategy to improve the care of unaccompanied children. The training, which will…

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