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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published their new framework which will be used for inspections of local authority fostering services and foster care agencies from July this year. The framework, which has been published on the CSSIW website, will be used until new regulations are published…
There’s a common myth that does the rounds in the run-up to all elections. We’ve all heard it: the belief that the work of local authorities grinds to a halt in a bid to remain independent and unbiased so that we don’t fall foul of the Purdah Police! “You must…
A new Health and Social Care (HSC) app for foster carers, ‘Fostering in a Digital World’, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland has just been launched. The app uses an innovative platform that has been developed specifically for and with HSC foster carers across the South Eastern HSC…
Thousands of foster carers need to be recruited each year. Foster Care Fortnight (8-21 May), run by the UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, not only calls for more people to consider becoming carers, but also celebrates the amazing work that foster carers already do, so that everyone can…
Launching ‘Fostering Fortnight’ (from 08 May to 21 May 2017) the Western Trust is urgently appealing for new foster carers to come forward as the number of children who require permanent placements with families in foster care continues to grow. Across the Western Trust there are children of all ages…
A seven-year-old boy who stabbed Barbie dolls and made gestures to cut their throats should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled. The youngster arrived in the UK when he was three from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Judge Judith Moir heard. Social workers raised concerns about…
Social workers moved a vulnerable Essex teenager from her aunt and uncle’s care without any warning, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has said. The teenager had been living with her relatives since she was a child, spending time with her grandparents at weekends. Following some disagreements with her relatives, the…
A woman says she has been waiting six months for a copy of a ruling after a family court judge decided her daughter should be taken from her care. The woman, who comes from Poland, said a judge had ruled her daughter should go into foster care in August following…
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