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.

Charity receives £4m gift for legal rights advice

Hundreds more families and young people are set to benefit from a £4m boost to a charity’s rights advice service, after Coram received the largest…

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Learning to drive initiative helps care leavers

Care leavers are learning to drive courtesy of a London charity after research showed the skill is of particular benefit to young people in the…

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BAME young carers need more support, says charity

Health and care services need to do more to identify young carers from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and provide them with support, a…

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CAMHS beds provision in the UK ‘ranked below eastern Europe’

The UK has some of the lowest numbers of beds for treating young people with serious mental illnesses in Europe, according to research published today….

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Government pledges free sanitary products for all primary schools

Free sanitary products will be offered to all primary schools from early next year in a bid to combat “period poverty”, the government has announced….

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App to help children in care open up to social workers

Up to 1,000 children in care will be communicating with their social workers through a tailored app by the end of the year, a charity…

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Children in care disproportionately subject to unexplained school exits, study finds

A third of pupils subject to “unexplained exits” from school are in the social care system, according to the largest study of the trend published…

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Data Protection Act 2018 – change to references in fostering assessments

There has been a significant change under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) regarding references for jobs or other situations such as fostering where a…

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NSPCC stops prospective foster carer/adopter checking service

For many years, the NSPCC has provided a checking service for agencies assessing prospective foster carers and adopters. However, this service ceased on 1 April…

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