We have been disappointed with the negative portrayal of care and the experience of looked after children in some media over the last few days, surrounding the new documentary series by Lemn Sissay.
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The relationship between fostered children and their former foster carers is increasingly being recognised as extremely important to the development and wellbeing of the child.
Meet our new campaigns and engagement officer, find out more about the 30 hours free childcare for fostered children in England, read how we're responding to Fostering Better Outcomes, discover what's happening at the care review in Scotland and see how you can get involved in our 2018 State of t
Time flies! It’s been a busy start to the year for the campaigns and policy team, and hard to believe we’re at the end of February already.
In response to today’s report on fostering in England by the House of Commons Education Committee, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said:
We’ve had an excellent start to our access to free childcare campaign.
The nights are drawing in but we never stop campaigning to improve foster care! Welcome to the latest campaigns blog.
On 19 December 2017 the former children's minister Robert Goodwill MP announced during a debate in Westminster Hall secured by Lisa Nandy MP that he had instructed his officials to allow fostered children in England to take up the extra 15 hours of free childcare from September 2018.
Read the latest blog from our campaigns team, featuring campaigns news from across the UK. Don't forget to also check out our new podcast, All About Fostering, which features our campaigns manager, Vicki Swain.