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…

Polling drama

In the News Round-up this week: General Election result casts fostering policy upheaval into doubt; Final hurdle cleared for NFA takeover of Acorn; Foster Carers support trauma systems therapy project Election result casts uncertainty over fostering policy upheaval Last week’s general election result has thrown political debate around fostering into turmoil after two key figures…

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…

Review, review, review

This Week in Fostering feature: Fostering stocktake gets underway This week we look at the context and plan for the fostering stocktake – time to submit your views. We will be back next week with our general news round-up. Ten months after recommending a “fundamental review of foster care” in his report into residential children’s…