The UK General Election takes place on 8 June, and despite the short notice it is nevertheless an important opportunity to both raise the profile, and campaign to improve, foster care.
As the campaigns manager at The Fostering Network, I am increasingly being asked where The Fostering Network stands on the idea of foster carers being employed, with full workers’ rights, by a fostering service.
Welcome to the November campaigns blog. This has been a really busy month for the campaigns team!
Earlier this year, I met with the clerk of the Education Committee in England to talk about the current state of foster care and to introduce the idea of an inquiry looking at the issues surrounding the foster care workforce.
Welcome to another edition of the campaigns blog, with Robert Cann, campaigns officer at The Fostering Network.
We reported last time that the Children and Social Work Bill had been introduced to parliament which we have been working on during July as well as scrutinising other reports from the Government.
Aside from fretting over the home nations' performances in the Euros, there's been a lot else going on in our campaigns team over the past few weeks.
A key part of our ongoing campaigns work is to ensure that decision makers get the full facts about fostering.
Welcome to the first campaigns blog of 2016. 2015 was a busy year for us, which started with the publication of our State of the Nation’s Foster Care report.
The success of the Fostering Network’ Don’t Move Me campaign means that 2014 will become known as a landmark year for care leavers across the UK.