Standard deviation

Councils ‘wrong’ to insist carers pay for home to school transport Foster carers are wrongly being expected to cover the cost of transporting children to and from school from their fostering allowance, it has emerged following a recent ruling by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman against Warwickshire County Council. The council’s policy places…

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…

Stories of shock and despair

5 January 2017: News round-up A FILM produced for Leicestershire Police to highlight the dangers of online grooming has been criticised for showing depictions of rape and violence to children who might already have experienced sexual abuse or exploitation. The film entitled “Kayleigh’s love story” narrates the grooming, rape and murder of 15 year old Kayleigh Harwood in…