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.

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Guidance

The Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care have issued non-statutory guidance that sets out how health and social care services and…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance

The September 2019 version of the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges’ came into force on 2…

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FRG: Survey of Kinship Carers 2019

Family Rights Group (FRG) has published the report of its extensive survey of kinship carers. A total of 845 kinship carers, raising at least 1252 children, filled…

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Children’s Voices Missing from Social Care Records

MIRRA (Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access), a research project led by UCL with the Care Leaver’s Association and charity Family Action has found…

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National Adoption Week 2019

National Adoption Week 2019 will take place from Monday 14th to Friday 18th October. The campaign will aim to find homes for the children waiting,…

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How is Social Media Impacting your Foster Child? #WorldMentalHealthDay

“Social Media is a relatively new phenomenon with young people dominating the apps and online services offering instant connection worldwide on the internet. As with…

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Mental Health of Foster Children in the Education System #WorldMentalHealthDay

“Children and young people’s mental health has increasingly become a concern with youngsters developing mental health issues quite early on due to peer pressure, social…

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Child trafficking victims charged

The Guardian reports that young people who are victims of human trafficking, and who have been forced to sell drugs in county lines operations are…

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Relationships and sex education in schools

The House of Commons Library has published a frequently asked questions (FAQ) webpage on relationships and sex education (RSE) in schools in England. The webpage…

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