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Fostering inquiry


The Education Committee resumed its fostering inquiry from the previous Parliament.

Information about the inquiry, and evidence received by the previous Committee, can be found here.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report - Fostering
Inquiry Fostering inquiry
HC 340
Response to this report
Government response to the Committee's First report: Fostering
Cm 9662
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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17 October 2017
Inquiry Fostering inquiry
Witnesses Christina Brandi, Fostering Service Manager, Action for Children, Tay Jiva, Adoption and Fostering Manager, Penny Appeal, Alison Michalska, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services, and Dr John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development, CoramBAAF; Mark Douglas, Chief Operating Officer, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Andy Elvin, Chief Executive, The Adolescent and Children’s Trust, Professor Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, and Steve Miley, Director of Children's Services, Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
Oral Evidence
7 November 2017
Inquiry Fostering inquiry
Witnesses Rachel, Connor, and Luke Rodgers, young people with experience of care; Robert Goodwill MP, Minister for Children and Families, Department for Education, and Katy Willison, Director of Children’s Social Care, Practice and Workforce, Department for Education (from 10.45am).
Oral Evidence
Professor Ray Jones (FSO0003)

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