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.

Corporate parenting: statutory guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance for local authorities, relevant partners and others who contribute to services provided to children in care…

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Sir John Timpson – what fostering 90 children has taught him about business and life

Sir John Timpson CBE, Chairman of service retailer Timpson Ltd reveals how fostering 90 children has influenced his life. In an interview with The Telegraph,…

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Looked After Children and Young People’s Views on Wellbeing

CoramVoice, as part of its Bright Spots programme, has published the largest study of its kind measuring the subjective wellbeing of 2,263 looked after children and…

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Benefits of Social Media for Looked After Children

The University of East Anglia’s Centre for Research on the Child and Family (CRCF) has published research findings which show that social media can be…

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Consultation Response: Working Together to Safeguard Children: Revisions to Statutory Guidance

The Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Department for Digital,…

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Experiences of Participation in Mental Health Services

Young Minds, as part of its Amplified programme, has published a report of a survey about experiences of participation in mental health services – the successes,…

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Extending Personal Advisor Support to all care leavers to age 25

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced a new duty on local authorities, to provide PA support to all care leavers up to age…

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Minister announces improved support for care leavers

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced up to £5 million for three new Social Impact Bond projects to support for care leavers into education,…

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The National Fostering Stocktake report has now been published

We are pleased to inform you that the National Fostering Stocktake report has now been published. The report is a comprehensive review of the fostering…

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