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…

Expansion and contraction

In This Week in Fostering’s news round-up – buyers identified for Acorn foster carers; Carers for teenagers urged in Fostering Fortnight; Safeguarding boards not to quiz judges in serious case reviews; Lemn Sissay reveals care history to theatre audience; LGA calls for budget safeguards ahead of General Election; Foster care professionalisation blog Sale of carers…

‘Absent’ children category lambasted

31 May 2016  THIS WEEK a parliamentary group criticised the police reporting system introduced in 2013 which brought in a new classification of “absent” for around 10,000 children a year who would previously have been classed as “missing”, thereby invoking a much lower level of police response. Children placed in care outside their local authority boundaries were at high risk…