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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.
Councils are putting foster children at a disadvantage compared to their peers when it comes to school transport, ombudsman says.
A new poll by a children’s charity has revealed over 85% of UK adults surveyed show little or no interest in fostering, raising concerns over the future of foster care in the UK.
Six London boroughs have been awarded £1m for a scheme improving access to high-quality residential care and fostering placements for looked after children.