Mobile data

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…

Not guilty

If you were expecting an article on fostering and terrorism this week you may be disappointed. But read on for an equally, if not more, compelling and important story about hat happens when fostering goes wrong Our Google news alerts on “fostering” and “foster care” have gone into meltdown over the last four weeks with…

Unreliable data?

In the News Round-up this week: Education select committee captures ‘key issues in fostering’; fostering recruitment targeting wrong people; unions call for single register in stocktake submissions; Bradford fostering service faces further condemnation; Researchers split over care proceedings data; Children’s Commissioner report cautioned over negative terminology MPs briefed over the ‘key issues in fostering’ Simon…

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…

Allegations, health and residential care

12 July 2016 BETTER SUPPORT is needed for foster carers facing allegations regarding children in their care, while fostering services should provide a higher quality of training around the causes and impacts of allegations.  These were two of the conclusions from the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education outlined in a report on the impacts…