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Foster Carer updates

This page has regular Trust policy updates relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, along with information, ideas and activities for children at home, from the Trust and partner organisations.



There are now less than 100 days to the Commonwealth Games! See the latest update from Sandwell Council for details in our External Partners section.

We’ve also added an update from our Early Help team in the Trust Updates section, along with our all our foster carers newsletters and Learning & Development Info Bursts.

Our new foster carers handbook is now live.  You can access it here: Sandwell Foster Carer Handbook (

Sandwell Beam is offering a series of 4 virtual workshops for parents/carers in April which includes a workshop on understanding & responding to self-harm.  For details see our External Partners section.

We are continuing to share the council’s Covid19 advice bulletins – the latest bulletin (25th February), ‘Garden waste restarting next week’ is available in our External Partners section.

Covid vaccinations for young people over 18 years old:  We are working closely with our colleagues at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust to encourage young people (18+) that we are working with to book their Covid19 vaccinations.  If you see our messages on social media, please ‘like’ and ‘share’ to help us to reach as many young people as possible with this important message.

Please continue to follow public health advice and check the Healthy Sandwell guide to the latest advice for households, workplaces and community venues and  For more details please see the Sandwell Council bulletins in our External Partners section.  

In the FosterTalk section you can also find the ‘Your Not Home Alone’ newsletters, available for download.  In our External Partners section we’ve added a factsheet on free childcare provision from the Sandwell Family Information Service and the latest news bulletins from Sandwell Council.

Our fostering team are continuing to work primarily from home while starting a staged return to the office.  As we develop the modifications to working practices that will be inevitable, we’ll continue to keep you informed here with regular newsletters from the Trust and information from our partners.

Stay safe, take care and thank-you for everything you are continuing to do, to keep children safe and cared for in Sandwell.