Fostering facts

If you were busy Maundy Thursday you might have missed the publication of Ofsted’s latest annual statistics on fostering in England, covering the year 2016-17. There are some figures being reported for the first time and we have picked out and discussed some of the “highlights”. The latest headline fostering figure (you may not be…

Duck or rabbit?

The Fostering Network has written to the children’s minister to express its disappointment at “a lack of vision and ambition for the future of fostering”  in the recently published fostering stocktake. As we await the government’s response, This Week in Fostering looks at whether the stocktake authors have really got it so wrong. We are…

Understanding stability

There is no fostering news update this week from us here at This Week in Fostering. But if you are looking for some reading material on fostering do take a look at my blog featured on the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers’ website. It is about placement stability, and was inspired by the recent fostering…