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In this week’s news round-up: Scottish fostering stats show shortage of carers for siblings; Robin Allen QC on foster carer worker status; toxicology scandal threatens care orders; new historical abuse case launched; and finally – private education, the care system and social mobility. Scottish fostering stats show net increase in fostering households – but trouble placing…

Another person’s shoes

Consulting young people in care – Westminster style In an unusual move this week three care experienced young people were invited onto the education select committee, which was grilling the current children’s minister Robert Goodwill in its final session of the fostering inquiry. Connor Richardson, Rachel Musekiwa and care leaver and director of Foster Focus…

Lasting liability

A 40 year old woman, who was placed in care by Nottinghamshire County Council when she was seven, has won a landmark legal case against the council when four supreme court judges ruled the local authority was “vicariously liable” for  the abuse that she suffered in two different foster placements. The ruling has a number of…

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Threats and opportunities

In the news round-up this week: Bradford fostering recruitment threat; alternative foster care fortnight messages; election manifestos and the care system; bright ideas in fostering; Scottish missing people framework; unlawful adoption; tutoring children in kinship care Damning report on Bradford foster care recruitment Bradford Council’s foster care recruitment is so poor that it risks breaking…