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 faces legal action over ‘misleading’ safeguarding guidance

Children’s rights charity Article 39, claims that Department for Education “statutory guidance myth busting”, produced by its children’s social care innovation programme, features “numerous errors…

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Funding for children’s social worker training

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced plans to fund 900 children’s social worker training places on the Frontline children’s social work training programme. The…

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Children’s services expenditure

The Guardian and the Local Government Association (LGA) have published findings from analysis which shows that: 133 out of 152 councils (88 per cent) responsible…

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BBC report on special educational needs

The BBC reports on findings from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request looking at the time it took local authorities to issue education, health and…

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Inquiry into children and young people’s mental health services

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has published a report following their inquiry into mental health services for children and young people in…

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Children and young people’s mental health

NHS England has published a ten year plan to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. Measures outlined in the plan include: investing…

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Children in independent living accommodation

The Observer reports on an investigation it conducted with BBC 5 Live into the number of under-18-year-olds in care being placed in independent living accommodation…

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New Year’s Honours 2019: Department for Education

A total of 86 people have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to education, children’s services, and improving social mobility in the New Year’s Honours…

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Child trafficking

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT) and Missing People have published a report investigating the number of trafficked children in the care of local authorities…

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