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.
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.
How a project in Scotland has involved young people in planning and designing care leavers' services – September 2012
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