Responding to the publication of The Fostering System in England which was commissioned to inform the Westminster Government's national stocktake of fostering, Jackie Sanders, director of communications and public affairs at The Fostering Network said: 'The literature review is a comprehensive round up of the significant issues surrounding fostering in 2017.

Responding to the article in Community Care Children’s services directors wary of moves to ‘professionalise’ foster carers, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: ‘To debate whether or not using the term professional would be appropriate for foster carers is a redundant argument.