Education Committee

Fostering inquiry - publications

Inquiry status: Concluded

Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election, and this inquiry is now closed. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Oral evidence

  • 19 Apr 2017 - Fostering - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF302 KB) HC 681 | Published 21 Apr 2017

    Evidence given by Matthew Brazier, Specialist Adviser, Children Looked After, Ofsted, Dr Heather Ottaway, Lecturer in Social Work with Children and Families, University of Bristol, Professor Judy Sebba, Director of the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, University of Oxford, Jim Wade, Senior Research Fellow, University of York; Graham Archer, Director of Improvement and Learning for Children’s Social Care, Department for Education, Simon Bower, Contract Manager for the South Central Independent Foster Care Framework, Bournemouth Borough Council, Melissa Green, Director of Operations, The Fostering Network, Steve Walker, Acting Director of Children’s Services, Leeds City Council, Jonny Woodthorpe, Commissioning Coordinator, Bournemouth Borough Council.

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  • 01 Mar 2017 - Fostering - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF357 KB) HC 681 | Published 02 Mar 2017

    Evidence given by Iain Anderson, Representative, Children’s Services Development Group, and Group Chief Executive, National Fostering Agency, Harvey Gallagher, Chief Executive, Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, Andrew Ireland, Corporate Director for Social Care, Health, and Wellbeing, Kent County Council, Andy Elvin, Chief Executive, The Adolescent and Children's TrustDr Ruth Allen, Chief Executive Officer, British Association of Social Workers, Jon Fayle, Vice-Chair, National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers, Rachel Harrison, Lead Officer for Schools and Foster Carers, GMB Union, Dave Hill, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Councillor Richard Watts, Chair of Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association

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  • 01 Feb 2017 - Fostering - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF347 KB) HC 681 | Published 03 Feb 2017

    Evidence given by Brian Roberts, Foster Carer and Chair, Bedfordshire Foster Carer Association, Gemma Ronte, Foster Carer and Vice-Chair, Wandsworth Foster Carers’ Association, and Michael Fesemeyer and Anne Sayer, Foster Carers; Chloë Cockett, Policy and Research Manager, Become, Jackie Edwards, Professional Advisor, FosterTalk, Professor Harriet Ward, Professor of Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, and Kevin Williams, Chief Executive, The Fostering Network (at 10.30am).

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Written evidence

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