coronavirus and fostering

Information on Covid-19 – Coronavirus

You will no doubt have found a lot of information on the internet on this subject, but here are some key links which will give you information and help:

General Advice on Covid-19

Government guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people

Coronavirus information from The Fostering Network – https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/advice-information/coronavirus-covid-19

DfE coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687

Useful resources for foster carers

From The Fostering Network – https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/covid-19-support-foster-carers

This includes resources for managing wellbeing, ideas for keeping busy and nurtured at home, great virtual days out and ideas for keeping the whole family fit at home.

Support from FosterTalk – https://www.fostertalk.org/coronavirus-support/

Information on home schooling

A guide for fostering families, from The Fostering Network – https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/blogs/davideggboro/supporting-learning-during-periods-school-closure-guide-fostering-families

Please speak to your Placement Manager for further advice or support.

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