When the UK entered lockdown as result of the coronavirus, almost all family time (contact) arrangements moved from being face-to-face to virtual. As lockdown begins to ease, albeit at different paces in the countries of the UK, new challenges are arising as face-to-face contact resumes.
Daisy Elliott, our policy and research officer, follows up with Professor Beth Neil about her research into facilitating contact during lockdown.
Earlier this week Daisy Elliott spoke with Beth Neil, a professor in social work from the University of East Anglia.
The Westminster Government committed to an independent care review in England at the end of 2019.
The Children Act 1989 was a landmark law for England and Wales giving every child the right to protection from abuse and exploitation and set out ways to safeguard their welfare. Colleagues at The Fostering Network reflect on the Act 30 years on.
It is widely recognised that the relationships of care experienced children and young people need to be prioritised, yet our latest report Not Forgotten: The importance of keeping in touch
Accessing and understanding the benefits system can be difficult for foster carers and the young people they look after. Information from Jobcentre Plus does not always take into account their unique circumstances.
Selina is a fostering social worker who is care experienced herself, and her foster family still play an important part in her life.
Having been adopted myself and then going on to work in foster care, I know how important good relationships are for looked after children and young people.
The role played by foster carers has never been more important.