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New year, new minister

16 January 2018: Welcome to this week’s weekly briefing which amongst other things includes a new minister, a new data protection breach, and a new comedy show…. 1,080 more words

This Week In Fostering

No room in the Inn?

More than 13,000 children taken into care in the last financial year were placed outside of their local authority area. Some will have had relatively short-term placements, but for the majority of school age children taken into care, this can mean some disruption to their schooling. 485 more words


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In this week’s news round-up: Scottish fostering stats show shortage of carers for siblings; Robin Allen QC on foster carer worker status; toxicology scandal threatens care orders; new historical abuse case launched; and finally – private education, the care system and social mobility. 768 more words

This Week In Fostering

373 children in care in Peterborough!

As detailed in the City Council‘s latest Budget Proposal Plans, the local authority are currently supporting 373 children in care, in 2011/12 this number was… 101 more words

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Big hitters in children’s social care launch care crisis review

A wide-ranging review of the current care crisis, including the reasons behind the spike in care cases and the number of children in care, has been launched with a view to reporting in June 2018. 623 more words

This Week In Fostering

Absent parents in children's fiction: traumatic or liberating?

I recently attended Lemn Sissay’s Happiness Workshop for care leavers at Battersea Arts Centre, London. The session was a holistic look at overcoming trauma in the life and past of an adult care leaver, and Sissay offered the group some insight into his own experiences of the care system; a psychologist also led the group in some meditation exercises. 1,691 more words


Young People in care bring beauty to the Brewhouse

Somerset Young People in Care joined forces with a group of South West street artists to create a beautiful mural at the Brewhouse Arts Theatre, Taunton. 332 more words

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