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Press releases
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
NAFP response to Education Committee Fostering Inquiry report 21 December 2017
NAFP members have their say on commissioning 20 December 2017
Statement from third sector professionals on the reporting of ‘Christian child placed into Muslim foster care’ 4 September 2017
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

NAFP in the news
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)
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 2016 (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 2016
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 2016
Directors urge crackdown on 'immoral' profiteering from fostering Community Care 8 July 2016
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