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Fostering Fortnight: 3 reflections on supporting foster carers

How can we ensure that foster carers are as well-supported as possible when they make the huge decision to foster a child?

May 23, 2019

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

Guest blogpost written by Tracey Bowman, Access to Resources Manager at Norfolk County Council. Along with four other local authorities, Norfolk County Council is using Valuing Care to improve the lives of children and young people, and increase the value provided by placements and support.

March 25, 2019

Challenging local authorities to promote LGBT fostering

LGBT History Month is an ideal time to reflect on a number of issues that still disproportionately affect people in the LGBT community. One area very worthy of attention is fostering.

February 26, 2019

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

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

February 6, 2019

DfE’s response to the fostering stocktake

We’re delighted that Nadhim Zahawi has accepted all the recommendations made in the independent report 'Foster Care in England'.

July 20, 2018

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…

February 7, 2018

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”…

September 8, 2017

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…

August 29, 2017

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…

September 13, 2016

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