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509, 2019

‘If social workers are thriving, they will deliver the best for children’ – director praised by Ofsted

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

After inspectors praised her high standards for practice in rating Warrington as 'good', Amanda Amesbury discusses how a shift from compliance to social work quality has driven its improvement When Ofsted upgraded Warrington council’s children’s services from [...]

509, 2019

Do we think enough about love for children in care?

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Care experienced social worker Selina Anderson reflects on this year's Care Experienced Conference On the 26th April 2019, the first conference organised by those who had experienced the care system was held at Liverpool Hope University. [...]

209, 2019

Freedom Fostering Celebrates Their Outstanding Ofsted Rating!

By | September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Freedom Fostering, in Wolverhampton, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Freedom Fostering, an Independent Fostering Agency,  has been graded ‘outstanding’ by the education watchdog in a report published on August 21, following an inspection in [...]

608, 2019

Response to the England Stability Index

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

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 [...]

608, 2019

New children’s minister appointed in Boris Johnson reshuffle

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

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 [...]

108, 2019

Response to call for spare room requirement to be scrapped

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

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 [...]