Following a cabinet reshuffle by new Prime Minister Theresa May, it has been confirmed over the weekend that Edward Timpson will remain at the Department for Education as children’s minister. Edward Timpson has held the position of minister of state for children and families for four years in total.

Alongside Mr Timpson, schools ministers Nick Gibb and Lord Nash, and minister for women and equalities Caroline Dineage, also remain at the department.

Other new appointments are: Justine Greening as Education Secretary replacing Nicky Morgan, and Jo Johnson is now minister of state for universities and science at the DfE.

Fosterline is delivered by FosterTalk and funded by the Department for Education and so are delighted that Mr Timpson will be continuing in his role and wish him every success. Fosterline will present an annual report to the Department for Education at the end of this month with a view to publish this document later in the year. If you would like notification of this report please email:

Current foster carers in England and those thinking of fostering can call Fosterline for impartial advice and support in complete confidence on 0800 040 7675 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.


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