Meeting the Needs of BAME Children in Foster Care

Two articles this month examine the issue of the shortage of black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) foster carers: BBC analysis of Ofsted figures show that two-thirds of councils in England have a shortage of BAME foster carers. 23% of children in foster care in England at 31 March 2019 came from a BAME background. […]

Meeting the Needs of BAME Children in Foster Care

Two articles this month examine the issue of the shortage of black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) foster carers: BBC analysis¬†of Ofsted figures show that two-thirds of councils in England have a shortage of BAME foster carers. 23% of children in foster care in England at 31 March 2019 came from a BAME background. In […]

Shortage of foster carers from BAME backgrounds

The BBC reports that analysis of Ofsted statistics for 2018/19, looking at local authorities that provide fostering services in England, shows that 99 of the 146 local authorities that provide fostering services had a shortage or undersupply of foster carers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.   Further details are available here > […]

Unregulated placements for under-16s in care

Children & Young People Now reports that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, in a letter seen by the BBC sent to council chief executives in England, calls for councils to review all placements of looked-after children in unregulated and unregistered provision, paying particular attention in relation to under-16s.   Further details are available here > […]