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Good foster care is critical for the emotional development & well-being of a child
Cllr Richard Watts responds to the Fostering Network's report looking at the impact of funding cuts on foster carers; "Looking after children is one of the most important jobs a council does, and the work of trusted foster parents to provide care and a loving family to vulnerable children is paramount”.
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LGA Responds to Fostering Network Report

Fostering Network

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Wales set for new fairer, stronger, sustainable social services system

Education Secretary unveils a new blueprint for adoption

Clear advice & guidance key to supporting young people leaving care

LGA Responds to Public Accounts Committee Report on Care Leavers' Transition to Adulthood

All options should be considered when protecting potentially vulnerable children, says Ombudsman

More support for kinship carers

Bright future for adoption & fostering services in Wales

LGA responds to legal challenge on councils prioritising in-house fostering services

LGA:  Unaccompanied child asylum seeker costs must be reimbursed

CSJ:  Nearly a thousand children in care repeatedly forced to move school

New rights for young people in foster care to stay with their foster families after 18

Edward Timpson and Lorraine Pascale mark Foster Care Fortnight

Scottish siblings reunited in latest communities & families awards

Audit Commission – 12% more children in council care at an overall cost of £3.4bn

Getting it right for children in care

New plan to help looked after children reach their potential

Reality TV stars join DfE to shine a spotlight on foster carers

Ofsted publishes state of the nation picture on foster care

Children in care can achieve & succeed

Serco gifts £400,000 for care worker apprenticeships