Monthly Archives: May 2019

Response to latest report on educational outcomes for looked after children

Following the publication of the Department for Education’s Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities: 31 March 2018 report, chief executive of The Fostering Network, Kevin Williams, said: ‘It is heartening to see that these figures support previous research from the University of Oxford that care can have a positive impact on the education of some [...]

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The Voices of Foster Carers are Being Ignored

The role played by foster carers has never been more important. Three-quarters of children in care are in foster care, and with a rising number of children entering the care system, improving the experience of care and raising the outcomes of looked after children must start by ensuring foster care is the very best it [...]

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Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019 open for entries

There are 16 categories across the specialisms of both children’s and adult services, with the closing date for entries on 19 July Entries are now open for the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards, recognising social workers in England that have made an exceptional difference to the lives of people they support. There are [...]

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