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Foster carer jailed for abusing teenagers in his care

Foster carer jailed for abusing teenagers in his care

A foster carer who abused and spied on three vulnerable girls in his care has been jailed for almost 12 years. Paul Robertson, 64, of Coles Mill Avenue, Holsworthy, looked…

Fostering – Drop in Applications

Fostering – Drop in Applications

Covid: Foster families speak of rewards amid pandemic drop in carers Foster families have spoken of the rewards of bringing children in need into their lives, as the Covid pandemic…

Lack of UK Foster Carers

Ofsted: Lack of foster carers mean children missing out on support Despite numbers of fostering households and foster carers in England being at their highest levels ever, these increases are…

Christian foster agency loses discrimination case

Christian foster agency loses discrimination case

An evangelical Christian fostering agency has lost a court battle over its policy of refusing to allow gay parents to sign up as carers. The Court of Appeal upheld an…

West Sussex foster carers cared for more than 600 children

West Sussex foster carers cared for more than 600 children

A couple who looked after more than 600 children have retired as foster carers after 56 years. Pauline and Roger Fitter said they would cherish memories of watching vulnerable children…

City Council faces legal challenge over child accommodation

City Council faces legal challenge over child accommodation

Derby City Council is facing a legal challenge after being accused of not providing enough local accommodation for children in care. The Good Law Project (GLP), which is bringing the…

Children’s homes funded in Somerset.

Children’s homes funded in Somerset.

Up to 10 new children’s homes could be opened across Somerset to provide better support across the county. Companies will run children’s homes and provide education and fostering services in…

St Helens couple become foster parents to honour son’s wish

St Helens couple become foster parents to honour son’s wish

Published16 hours agoShare A couple who lost both their children to rare illnesses have become foster parents to honour their son’s final wishes. Karen and Paul Ledsham, of St Helens,…

1 in 5 foster carers considered quitting over Covid pandemic

1 in 5 foster carers considered quitting over Covid pandemic

More than one in five foster carers have considered quitting because of the coronavirus pandemic, an ITV News survey has revealed. Most of the 1,022 foster carers who participated in the…

Competition watchdog investigates children’s social care sector

Competition watchdog investigates children’s social care sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a study of children’s social care across Britain. It will consider low availability and rising costs in children’s homes and fostering, as…

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