Monthly Archives: August 2019


Response to the England Stability Index

Responding to the Children’s Commissioner for England’s annual Stability Index which shows a care system changing over recent years as more and more older children and teenagers with complex needs enter care, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: ‘It will come as no surprise to anyone involved in the fostering sector that there is [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New children’s minister appointed in Boris Johnson reshuffle

Kemi Badenoch succeeds Nadim Zahawi in Department for Education post responsible for children's social care Kemi Badenoch, the MP for Saffron Walden, has succeeded Nadhim Zahawi as children’s minister. The appointment was made public on Saturday, 24 hours after Zahawi, who had been in post 18 months, was reshuffled to the Department for Business, Energy [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Response to call for spare room requirement to be scrapped

In response to the article in 15 May's Daily Record highlighting a call for the requirement for prospective foster carers to have a spare room to be scrapped, Sara Lurie, director of The Fostering Network in Scotland said: ‘As figures released by The Fostering Network this week show, there is an ongoing need for thousands more foster families across [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments