Press releases
NAFP statement on CMA interim report 26 October 2021
Response to CMA study of children’s social care provision 12 March 2021

Joint response from ICHA & NAFP to ADCS Discussion Paper - Building a country that works for all children post Covid-19 16 July 2020
Leading organisations call for vital funding for foster carers 9 April 2020
NAFP response to Independent Care Review (Scotland) 5 February 2020

NAFP responds to Ofsted implementation review of the social care common inspection framework 1 March 2019

Comment on government response to Education Select Committee report into fostering and Foster Care in England 20 July 2018
NAFP statement on Fostering Stocktake report 6 February 2018

In the news
Better relationships with children’s social workers ‘key to tackling foster carer crisis’ CommunityCare 7 Dec 21
Fostering system at risk of reaching ‘breaking point’, warns Ofsted CommunityCare 17 Nov 21
‘Limit profit-making from children’s services or risk cartel’, directors urge Community Care 17 Nov 21
Profits for big children’s care providers ‘higher than expected’, says competition watchdog CommunityCare 22 Oct 21
Directors urge ‘dismantling’ of children’s social care market in face of ‘immoral’ fees Community Care 30 Jul 21
‘He sets the lonely in families’ - the rise of Christian adoption Premier Christianity 30 Jun 2021
A change of direction The Municipal Journal 8 June 2021
The reports and investigations set to shape direction of Care Review Children & Young People Now 30 March 2021
Letters to the editor Children & Young People Now 30 March 2021
Competition and Markets Authority launches probe into children's home and fostering markets CommunityCare 12 March 2021

Fostering capacity still ‘nowhere near enough to meet demand’, despite small rise, warns Ofsted CommunityCare 12 November 2020
FosterTalk conducts survey into impact of government amendments on fostering and adoption regulations The Parliamentary Review 4 August 2020
Two companies account for one-third of independent fostering placements, Ofsted figures show CommunityCare 24 July 2020
Special report - commissioning - placement planning Children & Young People Now June/July 2020
Foster care providers call for clarity over emergency funding Children & Young People Now 28 April 2020
We need answers on the government’s weakening of safeguards for children in care CommunityCare 28 April 2020
Sector leaders hit back at 'dangerous' relaxation of councils' statutory duties Children & Young People Now 24 April 2020

Money Box Live: Fostering BBC Radio 4 4 December 2019
Fostering works for most children Sunday Times 27 October 2019
Today programme BBC Radio 4 27 August 2019
Commissioning Children's Services: Policy context Children & Young People Now 28 May 2019
Charity urges providers to commit to Foster Carers' Charter Children & Young People Now 27 February 2019
Commissioning: Care placements and sufficiency Children & Young People Now 2 January 2019

Foster care reforms: Families to get clearer physical affection guidance Children & Young People Now 20 July 2018
Benchmark all children's services to improve standards, report urges Children & Young People Now 18 July 2018
Special report, commissioning care Children & Young People Now 26 June 2018
Councils should have choice to bin Independent Reviewing Officer role, says fostering stocktake Community Care 7 February 2018
Foster care review criticised for 'lacking ambition and vision' Children & Young People Now 6 February 2018
Why do we let greedy financiers profit from the pain of foster children? The Guardian 30 January 2018
New Year resolutions? This Week in Fostering 9 January 2018

The Optimum Place Children & Young People Now 31 October 2017
Unfit for purpose This Week in Fostering 22 June 2017
Councils criticised over 'self-serving' in-house fostering policy Children & Young People Now 21 June 2017
Nighttime disarray This Week in Fostering 1 June 2017
Foster carers facing ‘poverty’ over inadequate Staying Put funding Community Care 1 June 2017
Call for minimum allowance under Staying Put foster care initiative Children & Young People Now 26 May 2017
Care leaver university scholarship scheme opens Children & Young People Now 19 May 2017
This Week in Fostering feature: Fostering stocktake gets underway This Week in Fostering 27 April 2017
Keegan Downer: Murdered toddler 'invisible to professionals' BBC News 22 February 2017
Foster agencies profit by poaching carers The Times 14 February 2017
Commissioning and Competition This Week in Fostering 9 February 2017
Are children in care getting the right kind of care? BBC Breakfast 12 January 2017 (at 1:22 and 2:42)    

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