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A rise in the number of relatives applying to give foster care to vulnerable children in Northern Ireland has left official services stretched. Between 2009 and 2011 the volume of applications from other family members stepping forward to help young people in state care increased by just over 50%. That…
All foster children in Wales should be allowed to stay with their carers until the age of 21 like their counterparts in England, two charities say. Action for Children and Fostering Network Wales say councils in Wales should have a legal duty to provide for older fostered children. Wales is…
A woman allegedly abused in foster care has failed in a legal challenge to being kept out of an inquiry into historic abuse at children's homes. Her case was dismissed on the basis that it was brought well outside a 14-day time limit for seeking to judicially review her exclusion.…
The College of Social Work has launched a new continuing professional development training guide which is designed to improve and standardise social worker training in fostering and adoption. The College’s new ‘Curriculum Framework for CPD on Planning and Supporting Permanence’ is designed to be a tool for educators and trainers…
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