Threats and opportunities

In the news round-up this week: Bradford fostering recruitment threat; alternative foster care fortnight messages; election manifestos and the care system; bright ideas in fostering; Scottish missing people framework; unlawful adoption; tutoring children in kinship care Damning report on Bradford foster care recruitment Bradford Council’s foster care recruitment is so poor that it risks breaking…

Expansion and contraction

In This Week in Fostering’s news round-up – buyers identified for Acorn foster carers; Carers for teenagers urged in Fostering Fortnight; Safeguarding boards not to quiz judges in serious case reviews; Lemn Sissay reveals care history to theatre audience; LGA calls for budget safeguards ahead of General Election; Foster care professionalisation blog Sale of carers…

Review, review, review

This Week in Fostering feature: Fostering stocktake gets underway This week we look at the context and plan for the fostering stocktake – time to submit your views. We will be back next week with our general news round-up. Ten months after recommending a “fundamental review of foster care” in his report into residential children’s…

Game changer

In the (rather long) round-up this week: Final fostering inquiry session ahead of election; Children’s Commissioner publishes first Children in Care stability index; Association of Directors of Children’s Services president lambasted over fostering comments; independent reviewing officers role clarified; Resilience film screening; Adoption orders down Election pushes fostering inquiry report back to autumn The sudden…