Language lines

In this week’s news round-up: Foster carers called on for Ofsted input; Fostering employment tribunal “hangs” on salary offer; staying put risk of poverty; strengths-based assessments urged for children coming into care Foster carers urged to help shape work of Ofsted Matthew Brazier, Ofsted’s lead for children in care has called for foster carers to…

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…

Game changer

In the (rather long) round-up this week: Final fostering inquiry session ahead of election; Children’s Commissioner publishes first Children in Care stability index; Association of Directors of Children’s Services president lambasted over fostering comments; independent reviewing officers role clarified; Resilience film screening; Adoption orders down Election pushes fostering inquiry report back to autumn The sudden…

Unchanged melody

In the news round-up this week: fostering professionalisation agenda rejected by new head of ADCS, 2016-17’s care application figures show massive hike, measuring educational achievement of children in care, care-leavers housing project funded, new Coram guide for migrant children, Match fostering pilot evaluation and Welcome to Fostering book launch New ADCS head rejects foster carer…

Shock endings

16 February 2017: News Round-up DEATHS AMONG care leavers aged 18 to 21 could be seven times higher than the general population of the same age, figures obtained by the BBC via a freedom of information request are suggesting. They show 90 people who left care in the UK between 2012 and 2016 died in the…