The Professionals?

In the News Round-Up this week: the latest in the debate on professionalisation in fostering; decriminalisation of children’s homes; council tax cuts for foster carers; Notts says no to more refugee children; school exclusions up. Opinion split over the benefits of fostering professionalisation A warning from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) that…

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…

Tough questions and a bigger picture

1 November 2016 LINK MAKER, the UK’s key online adoption matching service, has today launched a national platform for fostering services to search vacancies among foster carers and residential homes and commission their services to provide a suitable match for children in their care. The service is being offered free of charge to all fostering…