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…

Funding formula?

In the news round-up this week: Philanthropists invited to fund children in care programmes; University bursaries ease living costs; Working out what makes a children’s service good; ADCS president “honours” foster carers; GCSE success for Welsh children in care Funding the right programmes to support children in care Philanthropic company NPC has published a guide to help potential…

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…

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…