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Posted - Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Andy Clipson

Prevention of Radicalisation in Foster Care

In view of recent events currently in the news, one of our social workers has conducted some research into online training on Prevent for individuals working with young people and has helpfully identified an government run e-learning c ..
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Posted - Monday, September 04, 2017 by Andy Clipson

Last week's media attention to fostering issues

From Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network: Now the furore from this week’s headline-dominating fostering story has begun to die down, it seems a good time for a moment’s considered reflection on some of the very impo ..
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Posted - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Andy Clipson

New Peer to Peer Mentoring Service coming soon

Even for experienced carers, fostering can sometimes be daunting and we are aware that relationships developed as part of your fostering network can be an invaluable source of support but we want to go one step further in ensuring that foster car ..
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Posted - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Andy Clipson

A big thank you to our Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth foster carers

The first meeting of the revised Hampshire fostering framework took place this week in Winchester. I had a very positive discussion with our Hampshire County Council colleagues about how the revised Hampshire fostering framework is working.  ..
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Posted - Monday, July 10, 2017 by Andy Clipson

National Stocktake and Review of Fostering

National Stoketake and Review of Fostering The Department for Education’s national fostering stocktake, announced a year ago, has survived the election and has now completed taking formal written evidence from across the fostering sector.  ..
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Posted - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Andy Clipson

Review of foster carer review process and forms!

A chance to shape our fostering service At our management meeting today, we decided to embark on a process of formally reviewing how our foster carer annual review process works to see if we can make some improvements. If you would like to  ..
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Posted - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Andy Clipson

Call for under 35's to consider fostering

Call for more under 35's to consider fostering Leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, is calling for more under 35's to consider becoming foster carers. The call was sent out during the second week of Foster Care Fortnigh ..
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Posted - Thursday, May 04, 2017 by Andy Clipson

Parents warned over potentially deadly online 'suicide game'

A SCHOOL has issued a warning to parents about a potentially deadly social media game which is sweeping the country. The school has written to parents about the Blue Whale Game - a set of daily 'tasks' the game master posts on social med ..
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Posted - Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Debbie Tuffs

Sad news for another local authority and their children

Council's children services rated 'inadequate' photo of child playing Credit:  ..
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Posted - Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Lorna Stafford

Bonfire of Child Protection Rights

A Bill described as "a bonfire of child protection rights", which would let councils opt out of key legal duties to children, was debated on Tuesday. The Children and Social Work Bill would let local councils apply to set aside children ..
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