Crisis? What crisis?

The report from the government’s stocktake of fostering in England has been published, leaving many disappointed. Foster carers were left reeling last week after a government-ordered report into the English fostering system found that carers’ pay was adequate and allegations procedures fit for purpose – while also recommending that moves to grant foster carers worker…

Glasgow rules

In the news round-up this week: Reaction to the Glasgow foster carers ruling; Spaces for teens lacking in half of local authorities; Pupils with trauma “have no choice” over behaviour leading to exclusion; child arrests continue to fall Sector responds to Glasgow ruling Reaction has been coming from all sides following last week’s employment tribunal…

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…

Independent fostering on the up?

2 March 2017: News round-up THE TREATMENT of local authority fostering as the “Cinderella service” within children’s social care will pave the way for a continued expansion of independent fostering agencies, TACT chief executive Andy Elvin told MPs within the Education Select Committee. Speaking at the Committee’s second oral session held as part of its…