Education, education, education

26 July 2016 It has been a quiet week as the summer holidays kick off but we have a few pieces of news for you. EDUCATIONAL CHARITY MyBnk has used the Children’s Society report The Cost of being Care-free to highlight its financial education programme for care leavers after the Children’s Society concluded that nearly four in…

Profit, ‘problem behaviour’ and perception

19 July 2016 THE TIMES reports on the merger of two of the UK’s fostering agencies Acorn and the National Fostering Agency. The agencies both featured in a Corporate Watch article last December which examined the profits made by some agencies, a practice criticised in a separate article by Tact CEO Andy Elvin. Concern about the profits made by fostering agencies…

Allegations, health and residential care

12 July 2016 BETTER SUPPORT is needed for foster carers facing allegations regarding children in their care, while fostering services should provide a higher quality of training around the causes and impacts of allegations.  These were two of the conclusions from the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education outlined in a report on the impacts…

Aspirations, staying close, stress and nursery rhymes

5 July 2016: News round-up THE GOVERNMENT is to develop a ‘staying close’ policy for children in residential care which will enable them to live near, maintain ties and receive support from their former residential home until they are 21, children’s minister Edward Timpson announced this week. The move coincides with the release of a…