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…

The Professionals?

In the News Round-Up this week: the latest in the debate on professionalisation in fostering; decriminalisation of children’s homes; council tax cuts for foster carers; Notts says no to more refugee children; school exclusions up. Opinion split over the benefits of fostering professionalisation A warning from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) that…

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…

Unfit for purpose

In the News Round-up this week: Government stocktake told of poor commissioning and lack of respect for foster carers; Kent County Council praised over children in care work; High Court challenge over UK’s poor response to Dubs plan; Ofsted survey; Queen honours foster carers Lack of carer respect and poor commissioning dominate stocktake submissions Last…

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…