The Fostering Network is today celebrating that it will receive a National Lottery award of over £120,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland.

The award will be put to good use by the charity to deliver the Moving On project, which aims to support positive transitions through and out of foster care.

Responding to the reports published by the Children's Commissioner for England today, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said: 'We welcome the reports from the office of the Children's Commissioner for England.

'The vast majority of children in care in the UK are living with fostering families and it is essential that all children who need a foster family are able to live with one.

For this festive season, Arthur Cox, our corporate partner in Northern Ireland, has come up with something special. The leading law firm will be giving bespoke gifts to children who are taking part in our Step up Step Down programme, where foster carers support families on the periphery of care to help the children remain within their family home.