GLF’s Round Up Of Fostering News: August

Every month we find the best news stories about fostering, and social care, and round them up here:

87% of UK children aged 5-16 went online in 2016

A recent report shows just how many children and young people have access to the Internet, using computers, laptops or mobile devices.

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/other/2004129/e-safety-and-online-safeguarding-policy-context

Social worker trekking the Himalayas to raise awareness of children in care

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2017/08/21/social-worker-trekking-himalayas-raise-awareness-children-care/

Why a social worker who grew up in care, is taking on the Himalayas, in aid of her profession.

I was labelled a ‘bad kid in care’

https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/social-life-blog/2017/aug/16/children-in-care-labels-stigma

A case study from a care leaver, about the negative labels she received when in care.

6 ways to make going back to school easier for you and your child

The first day back at school can be daunting for children, but it doesn’t need to be…

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/6-ways-make-going-back-13541066

Muslim foster case: The rules and the reality

Following the recent case of a 5 year old Christian child being placed with a Muslim foster family, Reality Check looks at the rules in fostering children and what happens in practice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41094254

Making contact work for everyone in foster care

Contact between a child and their birth family is what makes fostering what it is. So, why is it often more difficult than it ought to be?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kevin-williams/making-contact-work_b_17828030.html