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National Fostering Stocktake: independent review of the fostering system in England

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This week the Department for Education published the National Fostering Stocktake, an independent review of the fostering system in England. It contains 36 recommendations to the government about how the outcomes of children in foster care can be improved, including:

  • Ensuring foster carers are supported and included in decision-making;
  • Improving foster placement commissioning, and matching;
  • Greater stability and permanence for children and young people in foster care.

 

The review was commissioned by the Department for Education and conducted by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers.

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