The Fostering Foundation – Coronavirus Update – September 2020
This page was last reviewed on 28th September 2020.
The Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors of The Fostering Foundation continue to review the advice from the Government as it is issued and as it may apply to our operations. The latest amendments to the Fostering Regulations 2020 came into force on 25th September 2020 and we are informed they will remain until 31st March 2021.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Staff and dedicated Foster Carers alike at The Fostering Foundation who are continuing in their roles, and ensuring that they deliver both a service and ongoing care of the best quality at this challenging time.
We consider all Fostering Foundation Staff to be key workers. They are working as usual, during this time, although in some cases we are having to find new ways in which to operate in order to be compliant with current regulations and restrictions.
The services we provide for children and their Carers are essential services and every effort is being made to continue to provide these services to them on an undiminished basis. This includes training and development opportunities, support groups and annual reviews. All Foster Carers support from their Social Workers and our Therapeutic Practitioner will continue as before, as will recruitment, fostering panels and assessments. Currently a significant number of these activities take place “virtually” with as much support as possible made available to ensure that the events are accessible to both our Foster Carers and the young people they care for.
Our offices will continue to remain closed and Staff are working from home, offering daily support. They remain accessible, and feedback from our Carers is that they feel supported through this difficult time. Some home visits to Carers are now taking place if this is felt to be appropriate. These are carefully risk assessed on an individual basis.
We will continue to monitor the situation very carefully, and this page will be updated as any changes are made.
Registered Manager on behalf of The Fostering Foundation.