Tech, teens and missing education

6 December 2016 Sometimes real life gets in the way of our weekly round-up and last week we overlooked Louise Tickle’s article for the Guardian Are we taking too many children into care?. Among other issues the article features the local authorities of Leeds and Essex which have seen a drop in the number of children taken into…

New approaches and an old regime

15 November 2016 A RADICAL new method of financing and managing fostering and other placements for children in care has been outlined in a newly publicised paper from Kathy Evans the chief executive of Children England. Unlike adoption there is no national system for placing children in care within the right family or residential setting…

Tough questions and a bigger picture

1 November 2016 LINK MAKER, the UK’s key online adoption matching service, has today launched a national platform for fostering services to search vacancies among foster carers and residential homes and commission their services to provide a suitable match for children in their care. The service is being offered free of charge to all fostering…