DfE fostering ambassadors on TV’s Loose Women.

Foster carer Debbie Douglas and her TOWIE star daughter Lydia Bright spoke openly about their experiences of being a foster family on the lunchtime show. Read more >>

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Changes to child car seats law on the way

Stricter rules regarding the use of booster seats are expected to come into force later this year. When approved they’ll limit the use of backless booster seats to older children.

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@BBCRadio4: The Listening Project

Shares thoughts of real people on embracing change: Georgia & Clive, experienced foster carers, talk about the challenges and rewards of saying goodbye to foster children in to adoption. Listen now>>

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Introducing Next Step’s Dedicated Children’s Champion

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Michelle Batchelor, Next Step Fostering Group Children’s Champion.

“I am passionate about giving young people opportunities …

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Next Step: DofE Licensed Organisation

Michelle Batchelor, Next Step Group Children's Champion (left) and Lesley Ward, Director of the Next Step Fostering Group (right) receive their DofE Licensed Organisation plaque from adventurer Levinson Wood (centre) - Buckingham Palace, May 2016.

Michelle Batchelor, Next Step Group Children’s Champion (left) and Lesley Ward, Director of the Next Step Fostering Group (right) receive their Duke of Edinburgh Award Licensed Organisation plaque from adventurer Levinson Wood (centre) – Buckingham Palace, May 2016.

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