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CoramBAAF comments on recent adopter murder conviction

Following the news this week of the conviction of Matthew Scully-Hicks for the murder of his 18-month old adopted daughter, Elsie, John Simmonds, CoramBAAF’s Director of Policy, Research and Development comments on this shocking case.

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The usual fostering limit, exemptions, and terms of approval of foster carers (England)

From enquiries to CoramBAAF’s members’ Advice Line it has become apparent that there is currently some confusion among fostering services in England about the usual fostering limit (the number of children carers can foster at the same time), exemptions to this, and the terms of foster carers’ approval. To provide guidance to members on these issues, we have produced information setting out the current position.

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Foster care and radicalism?

Is enough being done to help foster carers look after children from countries where extremism has been prevalent?