Fostering News Update

Fostering News Update

17:47 11 Sep Foster care shortage in Lewisham Local Democracy Reporting Service Lewisham Council will need to find 90 fostering households over the next three years to address the shortage of carers in the borough. The council is now seeking to make itself the “agency of choice” for prospective foster carers as it competes with […]

Girl ‘locked away’ fostered

Girl ‘locked away’ fostered

Girl ‘locked away from the world’ and abused by her parents. A couple who “systematically and regularly” abused their daughter while locking her away have been jailed. She had been “kept locked up at home and cut off from the outside world”, never having seen a cat or dog or gone on a bus, Swansea […]

Fostering Plans

Fostering Plans

Plans to help children in foster care experience loving and stable homes Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announces new measures to improve foster care, as part of the government’s response to two fostering reviews. Published 20 July 2018 From: Department for Education and Nadhim Zahawi MP Foster families are to receive clearer advice on […]

Missing from care

Missing from care

‘Alarming’ rise in Londoners reported missing from care. By Sarah Lee BBC News The number of reports of vulnerable people going missing from care in London is increasing at “an alarmingly high rate”, a charity has said. Data obtained by the BBC has revealed that the Met Police handled nearly 17,000 missing from care reports […]

Sprinter’s journey from years of foster care

Sprinter’s journey from years of foster care

Leon Reid: Sprinter’s journey from years of foster care to Commonwealth medal “Now I can hopefully say I am an ambassador for young people in foster care or care, that’s it not a one-way path to prison or whatever else. There are so many different options you can take.” Five weeks after winning Northern Ireland’s […]

Times distorted Muslim foster case

The press regulator has ruled the Times “distorted” its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers. The newspaper ran three front-page stories in August 2017 after the girl was removed from her mother’s care by Tower Hamlets council in east London. It said foster carers stopped her eating bacon, […]

Foster family received death threats

Foster family received death threats

A foster family received death threats after their details were accidentally released by a hospital. Their names, address and mobile phone numbers were disclosed to the birth family of a child they were caring for, forcing them to leave their home. Across London, reports of data breaches in child protection departments are up a third […]

Powys suicide foster teen ‘failed’ ahead of leaving care

By Jenny Johnson BBC News A teenager who took his own life while in foster care was failed by agencies as he prepared to leave the care system, a review has concluded. The boy, from Powys, killed himself three months before his 18th birthday after becoming anxious about living independently. Agencies failed to account for […]

Battle to keep seriously ill child

Battle to keep seriously ill child

Karina Driscoll Image caption Ed Sheeran visited Melody at Epsom Hospital in November 2016 Croydon mum facing court battle to keep seriously ill child The mother of a seriously ill girl is facing a court battle to keep custody of her daughter. Melody Driscoll, 11, from Croydon, made headlines when singer Ed Sheeran visited her […]

Fostering | Three sisters are suing Glasgow city council

Fostering | Three sisters are suing Glasgow city council

Three sisters are suing Glasgow city council Three sisters are suing Glasgow city council after being placed with foster parents who allegedly abused them. John and Alma Cassidy would beat and sexually assault the children at the foster home in Glasgow, it is claimed. John Cassidy was moved after separate complaints were made – but […]

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