This Year in Fostering

20 December 2016 Maybe it’s just me but it seems to have been a bumper year for stuff going on in the world of fostering so let’s take a look back at some of the highs and lows of 2016. The number of children in care tipped well over the 70,000 threshold and the ongoing shortfall…

Tidings of comfort (and joy?)

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…  Or maybe not. But you get the picture. The season of goodwill is upon us so we will take a break from our typical weekly round-up of all the stuff  happening in the world of foster care – if I see anything you need…

Tech, teens and missing education

6 December 2016 Sometimes real life gets in the way of our weekly round-up and last week we overlooked Louise Tickle’s article for the Guardian Are we taking too many children into care?. Among other issues the article features the local authorities of Leeds and Essex which have seen a drop in the number of children taken into…