In response to the release of an analysis of staying put so far by the Department for Education, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: 

“The Fostering Network led the campaign for children and young people to have the opportunity to stay with their foster carers beyond their 18th birthday, therefore we were delighted when the Government introduced the staying put legislation in 2014. 

In response to the publication of the report from the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the tragic death of foster carer Dawn McKenzie, director of The Fostering Network Scotland Sara Lurie said: 
'This unimaginable tragedy must provide the sector with learning; we support Sheriff Bicket’s thorough report and recommendations, and will be sharing them with fostering services across the UK.

A directory of case studies and support discussing the recruitment and retention of foster carers, aimed at both independent and local authority fostering services, has been released following a two year programme, part run by The Fostering Network, and funded by the Department for Education.

The Fostering Network is saddened to hear that the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has closed as of 31 July 2015.

Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: 'It is with a heavy heart that I must say a final thank you and congratulations to BAAF for their enormous contribution to the lives of children and young people and their journey through care and beyond.