The Department for Education has launched a formal consultation on the future of foster care.
Government advisors Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers will conduct a ‘national fostering stocktake’, examining the role of foster carers, best practice in the care system and the experiences of looked after children.
Interested parties have been invited to submit evidence. These include frontline practioners and social work academics, as well as both children in care and care leavers.
The stocktake will allow the Department for Education explained, allow it to “learn from those who have an interest or experience in fostering, including children and their representatives, to build a better evidence base and gain first hand and frontline insight about how the fostering system works in practice.”
Read more here. The deadline for the submssion of evidence is June 16.
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