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…

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…

New approaches and an old regime

15 November 2016 A RADICAL new method of financing and managing fostering and other placements for children in care has been outlined in a newly publicised paper from Kathy Evans the chief executive of Children England. Unlike adoption there is no national system for placing children in care within the right family or residential setting…