Category Archive: Foster Care

Jan 18

ENGLAND – Ofsted launches new single inspection for children’s services

Ofsted’s new single framework for the inspection of local authority services for vulnerable children will come into effect from November 2013. The framework will bring together child protection, services for looked after children and care leavers, and local authority fostering and adoption services.   Inspection gradings have been revised so that anything less than ‘good’ …

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Jan 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Charity chiefs back ‘once-in-a-generation’ change to fostering law

An alliance of 40 charity chiefs and experts is today urging members of the Lords to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to change the law to give young people in foster care the same start in adult life as their peers.   Dozens of prominent figures are supporting a move to stop teenagers being forced out …

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Jan 11

ENGLAND – Invest in more support care for families in crisis, local authorities urged

Research suggests that short-term care is a cost-effective solution     Local authorities in the UK should invest in support care schemes as a cost-effective way of supporting families and keeping children out of more expensive full-time care, the Fostering Network is urging. The charity’s call comes with the publication of new research – The …

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Dec 14

ENGLAND – Foster care myths threaten crisis, claims charity

Myths about foster care are threatening a crisis in the service in the UK, a charity claims.     Carol Iddon, of Children’s Services at Action for Children, and Annette Madden, who has been fostering for over 20 years, spoke to BBC Breakfast    Some 10% of adults surveyed for Action for Children did not …

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Nov 20

ENGLAND – Liverpool City Council ‘owed carer £10,000 in allowances’

A review of payments in England to foster carers and special guardians has been urged after it emerged more than 300 Merseyside carers had been underpaid for years.   The council said it accepted the report and was carrying out a “thorough review of its policy” The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) found Liverpool City Council …

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Jun 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Foster care to be extended to the age of 21

Teenagers will be helped to stay with their foster parents until they reach 21 under plans being put to MPs this week. MPs from all parties are expected to support an amendment to the Children and Families Bill which would fund the cost of people staying with families beyond the age of 18. The move …

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