Mobile data

In this week’s news round-up: Scottish fostering stats show shortage of carers for siblings; Robin Allen QC on foster carer worker status; toxicology scandal threatens care orders; new historical abuse case launched; and finally – private education, the care system and social mobility. Scottish fostering stats show net increase in fostering households – but trouble placing…

Status change?

In the News Round-up this week: Glasgow carers win “landmark” employment tribunal case; support mothers with past trauma; Tracy Beaker blamed for poor perceptions of care system; MPs quiz social workers over care thresholds; social care innovation projects; LGA guide on Children and Social Work Act Foster carers are “employees” rules employment tribunal judge An…

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…

Neglected opportunities

In the weekly News Round-up: Neglect overlooked in child protection; Organisations clash over foster carer workers’ rights; Speech and language interventions urged for children entering care; Legal challenge over restraint of secure unit children; Judges “should” comment on quality of council public law cases Neglect overlooked in child protection interventions A major academic review into…

Nighttime disarray

In the News Round-up this week: Fostering agency “providing” statutory child protection in Ireland; Scottish care review group overlooks foster carers; Final call for fostering stocktake evidence; NAFP urges “most appropriate placement”; Resources for care-leaving parents; Glasgow foster carer employment tribunal case underway Irish child protection in a stew Private fostering agencies are being used to…