Funding formula?

In the news round-up this week: Philanthropists invited to fund children in care programmes; University bursaries ease living costs; Working out what makes a children’s service good; ADCS president “honours” foster carers; GCSE success for Welsh children in care Funding the right programmes to support children in care Philanthropic company NPC has published a guide to help potential…

Threats and opportunities

In the news round-up this week: Bradford fostering recruitment threat; alternative foster care fortnight messages; election manifestos and the care system; bright ideas in fostering; Scottish missing people framework; unlawful adoption; tutoring children in kinship care Damning report on Bradford foster care recruitment Bradford Council’s foster care recruitment is so poor that it risks breaking…

Expansion and contraction

In This Week in Fostering’s news round-up – buyers identified for Acorn foster carers; Carers for teenagers urged in Fostering Fortnight; Safeguarding boards not to quiz judges in serious case reviews; Lemn Sissay reveals care history to theatre audience; LGA calls for budget safeguards ahead of General Election; Foster care professionalisation blog Sale of carers…