Crisis? What crisis?

The report from the government’s stocktake of fostering in England has been published, leaving many disappointed. Foster carers were left reeling last week after a government-ordered report into the English fostering system found that carers’ pay was adequate and allegations procedures fit for purpose – while also recommending that moves to grant foster carers worker…

Another person’s shoes

Consulting young people in care – Westminster style In an unusual move this week three care experienced young people were invited onto the education select committee, which was grilling the current children’s minister Robert Goodwill in its final session of the fostering inquiry. Connor Richardson, Rachel Musekiwa and care leaver and director of Foster Focus…

Unreliable data?

In the News Round-up this week: Education select committee captures ‘key issues in fostering’; fostering recruitment targeting wrong people; unions call for single register in stocktake submissions; Bradford fostering service faces further condemnation; Researchers split over care proceedings data; Children’s Commissioner report cautioned over negative terminology MPs briefed over the ‘key issues in fostering’ Simon…