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.
The relationship between fostered children and their former foster carers is increasingly being recognised as extremely important to the development and wellbeing of the child.
Meet our new campaigns and engagement officer, find out more about the 30 hours free childcare for fostered children in England, read how we're responding to Fostering Better Outcomes, discover what's happening at the care review in Scotland and see how you can get involved in our 2018 State of t
Hello and welcome to the latest update from the policy and campaigns team at The Fostering Network.
Time flies! It’s been a busy start to the year for the campaigns and policy team, and hard to believe we’re at the end of February already.