New approaches and an old regime

15 November 2016 A RADICAL new method of financing and managing fostering and other placements for children in care has been outlined in a newly publicised paper from Kathy Evans the chief executive of Children England. Unlike adoption there is no national system for placing children in care within the right family or residential setting…

Looking behind the data

8 November 2016: News Round-up IT WAS the National children and adult services conference last week and the Guardian’s Louise Tickle picked up on a joint study that highlighted the lack of data around the economic and social situation of families that come to the attention of social services. According to a recent National Audit…

Tough questions and a bigger picture

1 November 2016 LINK MAKER, the UK’s key online adoption matching service, has today launched a national platform for fostering services to search vacancies among foster carers and residential homes and commission their services to provide a suitable match for children in their care. The service is being offered free of charge to all fostering…