Foster Carers recruited and supported virtually during lockdown
Published Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Bromley Council has been working to adapt the way in which services are delivered during the enforced ‘lockdown’ due to Covid-19.
The council’s fostering team, for instance, is not only continuing to contact children and carers regularly using a range of techniques such as video, telephone and email while face-to-face visits are not possible, they are also still recruiting much needed foster carers virtually as well.
Councillor Peter Fortune, Executive Member for Children and Families said: “The Fostering team stays in touch with more than 100 foster families in our borough to make sure all is well. We know it is difficult for all families at present so the team has extended their support to include some ‘nice to haves’ in addition to the necessities. This ably demonstrates their huge commitment to support our fostering families in whatever ways they can from expert guidance and training, to the more emotional issues that caring for children can throw into sharp relief, especially at the current time. We are hugely grateful to our foster carers who do such an important job.”
Among the new add-ons are special personally addressed cards to thank foster carers for the vitally important work they do in keeping our children safe as well as activities such as art competitions for the children themselves.
Anyone interested in pursuing a rewarding career as a foster carer is invited to get in touch and take part in an online meeting to find out more about the terms, payment and support on offer.
Visit : www.bromley.gov.uk/fostering
or call 020 8461 7701
Picture shows: one of the pictures from the recent art competition organised for Looked After Children by Bromley Council’s fostering team.View all results from the art competition
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