APFEL (Acting for Promotion of Fostering at a European Level) is a European gathering of a variety of stakeholders who meet each year somewhere in Europe to debate and share resources and best practice to promote and improve foster care.
Last week Ofsted, the organisation responsible for inspecting fostering services and local authorities in England, released their annual data relating to English fostering.
Kevin Williams, our chief executive, reflects on 30 years of the Children Act.
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
Diana Omokore is a medical science student at De Montfort University with the goal of becoming a paediatric surgeon. In this blog Diana tells us how she managed to focus on her education despite a number of moves between foster families and why she loves university.
Finlay’s parents became foster carers over a decade ago and even though he has moved out already, the 26-year-old is still very involved in his family’s fostering. Finlay is certain that he became the person he is today thanks to his upbringing.
The Foster Care Transforming Lives conference taking place in Edinburgh on 20 November will explore the similarities, differences and developments in foster care systems acro
Matilda has been part of a fostering family all her life. Her parents became foster carers when she was only a baby. At the age of 12 she has helped to change the future of many fostered children already.
With many care-experienced young people either embarking on their university career or returning for another year, we asked one care-experienced student at Kingston University about how the university's specialist KU Cares programme has supported them.