Fostering facts

If you were busy Maundy Thursday you might have missed the publication of Ofsted’s latest annual statistics on fostering in England, covering the year 2016-17. There are some figures being reported for the first time and we have picked out and discussed some of the “highlights”. The latest headline fostering figure (you may not be…

Practice imperfect

30 January 2018: In this week’s news round-up: Wirral’s children lament revolving door of social workers; prejudice and poor practice facing Romani and Irish traveller children; recruitment mismatch conundrum; higher education; adoption Children unhappy with social work changes Ofsted finds Many of the children being looked after by Wirral Council had two or three social…