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.

Developing character and resilience in young people – consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new advisory group of experts looking at how to support schools in England to run more activities…

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Female genital mutilation

NHS Digital has published quarterly statistics on female genital mutilation (FGM) for January-March 2019. Statistics show 1,990 individual women and girls had an attendance where…

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Local council spending

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a report on local council spending in England in 2017/18. Findings include: spending on children’s social care…

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Number of children housed in B&Bs rises 18 per cent

Figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government reveal that there were 2,420 households with children in B&Bs at 31 December 2018…

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Looked after children and self-harm

Community Care has published a podcast looking at how social workers can support looked after children and young people who are at risk of self-harm….

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Share A Story Week- What’s Wrong Arty?

As the month of May is national ‘Share a Story Week’, I wanted to share a lovely new children’s book that I have recently come…

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Review of child protection in family courts launched

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a review of how family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious…

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Unregistered homes research

The BBC has published research on looked after children living in unregistered accommodation in England. Findings include: the number of looked after children aged 16…

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County lines

An operation led by the National County Lines Coordination Centre has resulted in over 500 arrests in one week in relation to county lines. As…

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