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Surrey CC’s children’s services are still inadequate, according to Ofsted – three years after they received the same grade.
The UK needs another 8,000 new foster families to ensure all fostered children can find the right home, a charity has warned today.
Ray Hart questions why foster care costs aren’t subject to the same level of scrutiny as other social care costs.
Collaboration between local authorities and the private sector would improve foster care for children, a new Government report has suggested.
MPs have called on the Government to carry out a ‘fundamental review’ of the whole foster care system to ensure children and foster parents are supported.
Ceri Sian Williams warns local authorities could face a significant increase in foster care abuse claims following a recent court ruling.
Inquiry by Tower Hamlets into allegations a Muslim couple fostering a ‘Christian’ child coerced her into following their faith concluded claims were baseless.
Local authorities could face a big increase in claims by foster children over historic or recent child abuse after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court.
William Eichler finds out how the fostering sector can protect children from radical ideologies.
Council leaders have warned a record number of children are now in the care system, with 90 youngsters a day entering care last year.