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.

Series of inspections to focus on children living with neglect

The six joint targeted area inspections will involve Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation. A new set of inspections will examine how…

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What social workers need to know about ADHD, trauma and neglect

Children in the child protection system are three times more likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than the general population….

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DfE hands care leaver project £3.7m innovation funding

A pioneering housing project where care leavers are involved with refurbishing empty properties that they then move into has been handed £3.7m in innovation funding…

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Indecent images of children: guidance for young people

The Home Office has published guidance to help young people understand the law on making or sharing indecent images of children. The guidance includes: definitions…

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Leaving care update

The BBC reports on the financial reality facing young people leaving care and the initiatives by some councils in England which offer council tax relief…

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New Family Social – the UK network for LGBT

New Family Social – the UK network for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive and foster families – are carrying out a survey to…

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Data on children missing from care

The National Crime Agency has published a Missing Persons Data Report for 2015-2016. It includes data from 37 of 43 police forces in England and…

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Fostering in England 2015-16

Ofsted has released its latest annual dataset on fostering provision in both local authority and independent fostering services in England. Key figures include: There were 83,175…

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Education Committee fostering inquiry: second evidence session

The Education Committee has held a second public evidence session as part of its inquiry into fostering in England. Questions were put to representatives from…

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