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Press releases
NAFP responds to State of the Nation's Foster Care 9 February 2017
Provider leaders making a combined statement: “A positive sector-led plan is needed combining leadership of ambition and practicality” 11 August 2016
Statement on Judicial Review 15 December 2015
Lack of funding risks undermining Staying Put for young people in foster care 11 December 2015
Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers granted permission to bring Judicial Review proceedings 5 August 2015
Response to National Audit Office report, Care Leaver's Transition to Adulthood 17 July 2015
FtSE & NAFP urge Government to support all children in care to secure a permanent home without delay 24 June 2015
ICHA/NAFP/NASS Public Procurement statement 15 February 2015

NAFP in the news
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)
Children in care, policy and practice Children & Young People Now 26 October 2016
Kent County Council's fostering service is found to 'require improvement' by an independent report BBC Radio Kent Breakfast (at 2:06:40) 23 September 2016
Can independent reviewing officers really be independent? The Guardian 20 September 2016
Graham Iver show (on unionisation of foster care) BBC Radio Lancashire 20 September 2016
‘Golden hellos’ row continues Municipal Journal 17 August 2016
Some large foster agencies are offering cash incentives to recruit foster carers. Is there anything wrong with this? Shelagh Fogarty, LBC 5 August (no link)
Large private foster agencies have been criticised for offering foster carers cash incentives to transfer from the local authority to work for them BBC Radio 4 Today (at 2:35:09) 5 August
Foster carers 'poached with golden hellos' BBC News 5 August 2016
Directors call for ban on fostering golden hellos Municipal Journal 5 August 2016
Government to 'stocktake' fostering provision amid concerns over private sector profits Local Government Chronicle 1 August 2016
‘A refreshingly positive review of residential care': reaction to Narey’s report Community Care 19 July
Directors urge crackdown on 'immoral' profiteering from fostering Community Care 8 July
DfE announces increased funding for Staying Put Children & Young People Now 16 March 2016
Fostering success in Staying Put Children & Young People Now 16 February 2016
Timpson names councils with low Staying Put take-up Children & Young People Now 3 February 2016
Out of county care (at 01:22:35) BBC Radio Oxford 8 January 2016
Paying for fostering agencies (at 01:17:55) BBC Radio Somerset 23 December 2015
Cost of foster care BBC Points West 22 December 2015
Cost of fostering (at 02:07:00) BBC Radio Gloucestershire 22 December 2015
Local authorities do not need to consider all available placements for children, judge rules Community Care 15 December 2015
'Inadequate funding' undermines flagship fostering scheme Children & Young People Now 14 December 2015
Commissioning: In the Right Place Children & Young People Now 23 November 2015
Raising ambitions for care leavers Children & Young People Now 27 October 2015
Special guardianship orders: What needs to change? Community Care 24 September 2015