Briefing: DfE: Fostering better outcomes

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 10, 2018
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • LA support for foster parents
  • Stability and permanence of child placements
  • Supply and capacity of foster parents
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Local government finance, Trade union and workforce issues
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DfE: Narey review of children’s residential care (August 2016)

Residential care: Good intentions, good enough? DfE commissioned report (January 2018)

DfE commissioned Foster Care Review (March 2018)

‘Fostering better outcomes’ is the DfE’s response to two reports on improving local authority fostering of children covering improving the experience of children in foster care, greater stability, giving more responsibility to foster parents, better ways of matching parents to children, and new approaches to commissioning foster placements.

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