Status update?

After months of debate about the employment status of foster carers, the IWGB Foster Care Workers Union this week filed a case intended to demonstrate that foster carers should be classified as limb (b) workers with associated rights and protections.  The media coverage Monday morning saw a flurry of media activity around a case being…

Not guilty

If you were expecting an article on fostering and terrorism this week you may be disappointed. But read on for an equally, if not more, compelling and important story about hat happens when fostering goes wrong Our Google news alerts on “fostering” and “foster care” have gone into meltdown over the last four weeks with…

Waiting games

This week on the news round-up: Vulnerability of care leavers on benefits highlighted; Oxfordshire MPs lobby over school delays for children in care; 140,000 children falling off social care support radar; family court “protocol” ditched; East Midlands counts cost of refugee care Benefits system leaves care leavers more vulnerable report finds A report from the…