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.

Supporting families programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that the Children’s Social Care Innovation programme, set up to develop, test and share effective ways of supporting…

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Children’s social care data 2019

Ofsted has published inspection data and information about the providers and places of children’s social care in England, and inspection outcomes for local authority children’s…

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Childhood vulnerability in England 2019

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the scale of child vulnerability in England. Using information held by various government departments,…

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Changes to post-16 qualifications ‘risk to disadvantaged young people’

Children’s services leaders are warning that plans to streamline post-16 education qualifications will negatively impact young people in disadvantaged areas and those with special educational…

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SEND funding crisis prompts High Court judicial review

The government’s decision-making over special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding will be scrutinised at the High Court this week, as new analysis reveals more…

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Child migrants

The Home Office has announced plans to resettle 5,000 vulnerable refugees in the UK in the first year of a new scheme set to start…

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Child mental health services

The Children’s Society has published a report looking at access by children and young people aged 10 to 17 to specialist NHS mental health services…

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Support for disadvantaged children in education

The Education Secretary has announced new plans to help support the most disadvantaged children in England. New measures include: changing the schools admission code to…

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Safeguarding in the Church of England

The Church of England has published safeguarding data taken from annual safeguarding returns, collected by dioceses in England from 2015-17. Figures show that: the number…

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