The Government is consulting on a range of adoption and fostering proposals. For adoption these are the new, shorter two-stage approval process for prospective adopters, and fast-track procedure for approved foster carers and previous adopters.
How a project in Scotland has involved young people in planning and designing care leavers' services – September 2012
X-Factor contestant Ashley John-Baptiste went from a tough childhood in care and foster homes to success at Cambridge. Here he tells his story and speaks to others who have been in care.
Anyone selling a 12-certificate video game to a child under that age could face jail under a simpler and stronger rating system.
Our independent inspections have consistently identified that one of the strengths of Acorn House is the comprehensive and excellent support to our foster carers ... read more