Recruitment Drive in Salisbury

Recruitment Drive in Salisbury

Are You Considering Fostering in Salisbury? Are you looking for a career change, or are you passionate about making a difference in your local area? Simply Fostering is currently looking for foster carers in the Salisbury area, and whether you’re an experienced carer or completely new to fostering, we’d very much like to hear from […]

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Fostering News Foster parents honoured for ‘changing lives’ “The first one that went, I really wanted to keep her actually – and I remember standing on the drive, waving goodbye, crying my eyes out and I said, ‘I can never do this again’.” But Judith Harper, from Buckinghamshire, went on to foster about 100 children […]

Fostering: OFSTED

Fostering: OFSTED

Fostering: The statistics Last week, we published our annual ‘Fostering in England’ statistics report. Many thanks to all the organisations who contributed their data. Hot on its heels was the Fostering Network’s report ‘State of the Nation’s Foster Care’, which many of you will have seen in the news. These reports give a valuable, but at times […]

Parsons Green bomber’s foster carers sue council

Parsons Green bomber’s foster carers sue council

A couple who fostered the Parsons Green bomber are suing Surrey County Council for negligence, after not being told he had been “trained to kill” by the Islamic State group. Ron and Penny Jones fostered Ahmed Hassan, whose homemade bomb injured 51 people on a London Tube train in 2017. The couple, who have looked […]

Vacancies in Essex

Vacancies in Essex

A big hello from us all at FOSTER CARE NEWS FOSTER CARE NEWS is helping to recruit foster carers for a small, friendly and professional fostering service who work with foster families in Essex The fostering agency offer the highest levels of support to their valued foster carers because they know that this is what […]

Social worker ‘wrong’

Social worker ‘wrong’

A family court judge has criticised a social worker who recommended four children should be taken from their parents and put in to care. Judge Keith Wilding ignored the advice and said the social worker had made “critical errors” in her evidence. Hertfordshire County Council bosses had also put pressure on her and that gave […]

Number of newborn babies taken into care doubles

Number of newborn babies taken into care doubles

A new study suggests the number of newborn babies in England taken into care at birth has continued to rise. Data shows that over eight years the number of newborns subject to care proceedings has more than doubled, from 1,039 in 2007-8 to 2,447 in 2016-17. A newborn is less than seven days old. Newborns […]

Nottinghamshire child sexual abuse ‘not believed’

Nottinghamshire child sexual abuse ‘not believed’

Children sexually abused in the Nottinghamshire care system were “not believed”, an inquiry has heard. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard 343 people reported sexual abuse in the county. Andris Logins, who worked at Beechwood Community Home in Mapperley, was jailed after a trial in 2016 after one victim gave evidence against […]