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 […]

Foster Carers Union

Foster Carers Union

Foster Carers Union The importance of the Foster Care Workers Branch, the Foster Carers Union. The Foster Care Workers Branch is the official union of foster carers in the UK. It was formed on 19 September 2016, making it the newest member of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB). From 2016 many local […]

Foster care abuse victim in ‘landmark’ win against council

Foster care abuse victim in ‘landmark’ win against council

A woman who was abused as a child by her foster parents has won a Supreme Court battle against the local authority responsible for her care. The court ruled Nottinghamshire County Council “vicariously liable” for the abuse after placing Natasha Armes with two foster couples in the 1980s. Lawyers acting for Ms Armes, who the […]

Ruling over ‘Muslim foster case’ girl

Ruling over ‘Muslim foster case’ girl

A judge has ruled a Christian girl should live with a family member in a case in which it was claimed she was placed with a Muslim foster family. The local authority involved, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, has rejected reports the foster family did not speak English. It said the girl had been […]

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