private fostering

What is classed as Private Fostering?

In 2000, the country was shocked to the core by the murder of 8-year-old Victoria Climbié. She was privately fostered with her great aunt, who had arranged a fostering agreement with the child’s parents. After this tragic case, legislation was swiftly introduced to stop another tragedy by ensuring that vulnerable children were placed in safe,…

childcare

School Admissions – Summer Born Children

The news that children born between April 1st and August 31st would be allowed to start school aged five, rather than being forced to work alongside children at a higher level of maturity, was greeted with open arms. However, since change to legislation was mooted in 2014 the ambiguity of school admissions policy for summer…