Consultation outcome

National fostering stocktake: call for evidence

This consultation has concluded

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Feedback received

National fostering stocktake: call for evidence report

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Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking views on the current state of foster care in England and how to improve the prospects of children in care.

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Consultation description

Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to conduct a National fostering stocktake. As a first step, they are seeking views on the current state of foster care in England and how the prospects of children in care might be improved through changes to fostering.

We’d like to hear from the following about how to make fostering more effective in meeting the needs of children:

  • practitioners
  • academics
  • foster carers
  • children in care
  • children and adults who have left care

We’re looking at:

  • the types of fostering currently offered by providers
  • the status, role and function of foster carers in relation to other professionals
  • how we commission, regulate and inspect fostering settings
  • what works best in fostering settings to improve outcomes for children and young people
  • how we can improve the experiences of young people entering foster care, transitioning between placements, and leaving foster care
Published 21 April 2017
Last updated 6 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the call for evidence looked-after children in foster care analysis and the independent review: 'Foster care in England'.
  2. First published.