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Children and Social Work Bill

We believe the Bill provides an opportunity to improve outcomes for looked after children, but we are concerned that it has been introduced in the absence of a wider strategy on children in care.

We have a number of concerns about the Bill as it currently stands, in particular:

Training courses

In-service courses

The Fostering Network has developed a broad range of training courses designed to support the learning development of your foster care workforce, and which complement our consultancy packages.

Our team of in-house and associate practice experts will work with you to identify the needs of training participants and design a course to meet your bespoke aims and objectives.

Fostering in a digital world

Fostering in a digital world: the challenges

Technology is part of children and young people’s lives and it is here to stay.

Children are going online at an earlier age and spending increasing amounts of time indulged in the vast digital treasure cove. Challenges arise as children learn digital skills before they learn important life skills.

For all its benefits, the internet can also present risks, particularly to looked after children and young people, some of whom may be particularly vulnerable.

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