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.

Preparing young people with learning disabilities for adulthood

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a guide looking at what social workers need to do to help young people with learning…

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Children’s social services – developing an outcomes framework

The Rees Centre at the University of Oxford has published a report following a study that aimed to develop an outcomes framework for children’s social…

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Shared decision making- practice guidance published

The What Works for Children’s Social Care in partnership with CASCADE at Cardiff University has published findings from research looking at the evidence on shared…

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Breast-ironing recognised as child abuse

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has updated the So-Called Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage guidance to recognise breast-ironing, which involves flattening a girl’s chest with…

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Joint inspections focusing on children’s mental health

Ofsted has published guidance for inspectors for the new series of joint inspections to evaluate children and young people’s experiences living with mental ill health…

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Adoption Support Fund

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence (APPGAP) has published a report following their inquiry into the future of post-adoption support in England.  …

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The Minister for Children & Families paid a visit to the Martin James Group as a guest of FosterTalk

On Thursday 11th July 2019, Nadhim Zahawi, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, visited the Martin James Group offices as a guest of…

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Criminalisation of children in residential care

The Howard League for Penal Reform has published a briefing providing figures on the levels of criminalisation of children in residential care and police contact…

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Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

London Councils has published a report about supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children. The report includes findings from a survey of 26 London boroughs which found…

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