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Fostering stocktake recommends national register

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  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
A national register of foster carers should be established so that children can be matched to the right families leading to fewer placement breakdowns, a major review of the system has recommended.

Exclusive: Adoption breakdowns on the rise

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  • Monday, January 29, 2018
The number of adoptions that break down, resulting in a child being removed from a placement, have risen in recent years, despite government attempts to tackle the issue, an investigation by CYP Now has found.

Ofsted upgrades Doncaster from 'inadequate' to 'good'

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  • Friday, January 19, 2018
Standards at an independent trust set up to improve the quality of children's services provision in Doncaster have been rated "good" following a re-inspection by Ofsted, just two years after receiving the lowest rating.

The Influence of Adoption on Sibling Relationships

Researchers from Cardiff University wanted to explore how sibling relationships are affected by adoption. These can include relationships with brothers and sisters outside the adoptive family, relationships between siblings placed for adoption together, and relationships with children already living in the adoptive family.

Inspections: Local authority foster care

The number of local authority foster placements rose last year, with Ofsted analysis showing most councils delivering high-quality services with improvements in placement stability and post-18 support.

The care remainers

All four nations of the UK have some form of provision for young people to stay in care beyond the age of 18. Joe Lepper compares the approaches and investigates plans to extend entitlements.

Care and capability

Looked-after young people are some of the most vulnerable in society. Charlotte Goddard examines the skills required and challenges across the workforce in providing quality care across the system.