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Fostering Fortnight: 3 reflections on supporting foster carers

Fostering Fortnight: 3 reflections on supporting foster…

How can we ensure that foster carers are as well-supported as possible when they make the huge…

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Guest blogpost: “We are already achieving real impact for children and young people through Valuing Care”

Guest blogpost: “We are already achieving real impact for…

Guest blogpost written by Tracey Bowman, Access to Resources Manager at Norfolk County…

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Challenging local authorities to promote LGBT fostering

Challenging local authorities to promote LGBT fostering

LGBT History Month is an ideal time to reflect on a number of issues that still…

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Guest blogpost: Getting it right for our children – Valuing Care in Oxfordshire

Guest blogpost: Getting it right for our children –…

'It is helping us guarantee that the children in our care have every opportunity to thrive and…

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DfE’s response to the fostering stocktake

DfE’s response to the fostering stocktake

We’re delighted that Nadhim Zahawi has accepted all the recommendations made in the…

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Fostering Stocktake: valuing foster carers

Fostering Stocktake: valuing foster carers

Our national fostering system has been neglected for too long. Despite being the mainstay of our statutory parenting capacity, and…

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Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Here at IMPOWER, we have been digesting the findings of the evidence review undertaken as part of the national “stocktake”…

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We are failing our Looked After Children

We are failing our Looked After Children

To support the launch of our new programme Valuing Care, we have written an article setting out our thoughts around…

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Helping both UASC and local children

Helping both UASC and local children

Regular readers will know IMPOWER works with children’s services to reduce demand on specialist social care services, often by increasing the…

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DfE’s fostering ‘stocktake’

DfE’s fostering ‘stocktake’

This month Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson committed to a “national stocktake of fostering”. In response to the national…

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Fostering Shared Values: The key to retaining foster carers

Fostering Shared Values: The key to retaining foster carers

The ‘poaching’ of council foster carers by independent foster agencies (IFAs) made the national news this week. Highlighting the practice…

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Looking beyond individual policy areas

Looking beyond individual policy areas

Having just returned to working in criminal justice sector after a year working exclusively in social care I have been…

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