Independent Report – Foster care in England

  • Gov Legislation
  • Author:Department for Education
  • Published:July 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom

An Independent report into Foster care in England

Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers’s independent review of the fostering system in England with recommendations to the government about improving foster care.

Published by the Department for Education
Published 6 February 2018
Last updated 20 July 2018
Applies to England


A review of the fostering system in England includes 36 recommendations to the government about how the outcomes of children in foster care can be improved.

This is an independent report led by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers. It follows a closed consultation seeking views on the current state of foster care in England and how to improve the prospects of children in care.

The analysis from the independent review and the government’s response is also available.

Foreword by the Children’s Commissioner

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