New year, new minister

16 January 2018: Welcome to this week’s weekly briefing which amongst other things includes a new minister, a new data protection breach, and a new comedy show…. New minister for looked after children and fostering Stratford-on-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi has been named parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Education – with responsibility for…

New Year resolutions?

This Week in Fostering 9 January Last week we featured a full report on the Education Select Committee’s report from its inquiry into fostering. This week we round up some of the other issues that came up in fostering over the last few weeks including commissioning, boarding schools and free child care. IFAs point to poor…

The Reform Club

Spotlight on the Fostering Inquiry: Just before Christmas the Education Select Committee published its final report from its inquiry into fostering. We look at what the report said – and some of the responses. A national college and centralised register of foster carers, a national fostering recruitment and awareness campaign and the extension of the…

This Year in Fostering

It has been a busy year in the fostering world: This Week in Fostering looks back at some of the key events that shaped the sector in 2017 With all the news that went on in 2017 it is hard to know where to start. That said, the professional status and treatment of foster carers was…