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  • The Fostering Network is backing calls made this weekend for the government to introduce an entitlement to support for children and families when they return home from care after it was revealed in a new report that an estimated £300 million is spent each year on failed reunifications of families in England.

  • In response to the Action for Children freedom of information findings on siblings in care released this weekend, Jackie Sanders, director of communications and public affairs at The Fostering Network, said: 

  • A new programme aiming to raise the aspirations and achievements of children living with foster families across the capital has been launched by charity the Fostering Network, working in partnership with Achievement for All 3As. London Fostering Achievement is funded by the Mayor of London through the London Schools Excellence Fund.

  • Today a new report, On my own: The accommodation needs of young people leaving care in England, was released by Barnardo’s. 

    Commenting on the release of the report, Robert Tapsfield, chief executive of the Fostering Network, said: “We welcome this report, and we believe that all young people leaving care should have the opportunity for continuity and stability. 

  • MORE YOUNGER PEOPLE need to be encouraged to foster in order to avoid a recruitment crisis, the Fostering Network is warning today, with the publication of survey results showing that almost one in three foster carers are now approaching an age where they may consider retiring.

  • PEOPLE ACROSS England are being encouraged to think about whether they could become foster carers, as part of Fostering in England Day, Friday 23 May.

  • The Fostering Network is delighted to have been named as Endsleigh's newest charity partner.

  • PEOPLE ACROSS Wales are being asked to think about the amazing work that foster carers do on Wednesday 21 May, Fostering in Wales Day.<--break->

  • PEOPLE ACROSS Scotland are being asked to think about the amazing work that foster carers do on Monday, Fostering in Scotland Day.

  • The leading foster care charity in Northern Ireland, Fostering Network, has awarded this year’s prestigious Foster Carer of the Year Award to inspirational couple Margaret and Jackie Mc Carragher who have opened their home to more than 50 children over the last 25 years.