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…

Waiting games

This week on the news round-up: Vulnerability of care leavers on benefits highlighted; Oxfordshire MPs lobby over school delays for children in care; 140,000 children falling off social care support radar; family court “protocol” ditched; East Midlands counts cost of refugee care Benefits system leaves care leavers more vulnerable report finds A report from the…

Game changer

In the (rather long) round-up this week: Final fostering inquiry session ahead of election; Children’s Commissioner publishes first Children in Care stability index; Association of Directors of Children’s Services president lambasted over fostering comments; independent reviewing officers role clarified; Resilience film screening; Adoption orders down Election pushes fostering inquiry report back to autumn The sudden…

Shock endings

16 February 2017: News Round-up DEATHS AMONG care leavers aged 18 to 21 could be seven times higher than the general population of the same age, figures obtained by the BBC via a freedom of information request are suggesting. They¬†show 90 people who left care in the UK between 2012 and 2016 died in the…