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…

Unchanged melody

In the news round-up this week: fostering professionalisation agenda rejected by new head of ADCS, 2016-17’s care application figures show massive hike, measuring educational achievement of children in care, care-leavers housing project funded, new Coram guide for migrant children, Match fostering pilot evaluation and Welcome to Fostering book launch New ADCS head rejects foster carer…

This Year in Fostering

20 December 2016 Maybe it’s just me but it seems to have been a bumper year for stuff going on in the world of fostering so let’s take a look back at some of the highs and lows of 2016. The number of children in care tipped well over the 70,000 threshold and the ongoing shortfall…

Tech, teens and missing education

6 December 2016 Sometimes real life gets in the way of our weekly round-up and last week we overlooked Louise Tickle’s article for the Guardian Are we taking too many children into care?. Among other issues the article features the local authorities of Leeds and Essex which have seen a drop in the number of children taken into…