In case you missed it: National Fostering Stocktake – Call for Evidence

This is an updated post. First published 27.04.2017

Government adviser Sir Martin Narey has been appointed to jointly lead a national stocktake of foster care provision. He will lead the stocktake alongside Mark Owers, a children and families social worker who has held a number of senior positions including chief executive of the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies.

“The review will help us to improve our understanding of current provision and how placements are made, where the system works well and what can be learned nationally from good practice,” a call for evidence document published by the DfE states.

How to respond

Respond online to

That will enable officials supporting Sir Martin and Mr Owers to log and record responses and ensure no response is overlooked.

If, for any reason, an individual would like to contact the reviewers personally, they may use the following email addresses:

Please note that this email address should only be used for the purposes of this call for evidence. Any correspondence received after the deadline or relating to other material will be disregarded.

If a report is already in the public domain and the authors wish it to be considered, they should provide the relevant link and a brief summary of the most important points rather than submitting the whole document.

Other ways to respond

If you are unable to send your views by email, you can submit your response by post to:

Jenny Briggs
Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings Children in Care Division Great Smith Street London, SW1P 3BT

Deadline: call for evidence closes on 16 June 2017 at 5pm.

More information at source: National fostering stocktake – Independent call for evidence

Other related reading

Sir Martin Narey to lead fostering stocktake | Children & Young People Now

Read ADCS comment April 2016: Providing leadership and ambition for the care system

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