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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.



Please read the council’s Covid19 advice bulletins in our External Partners section – the latest (21st  January), ‘Be a part of history’ 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.

There is also new information on Covid vaccinations for children and young people in care from Public Health England and the Trust’s briefing note in our ‘Trust Updates’ section.

Now also available to download in Trust Updates, are the bumper December edition of our foster carers newsletter, updated training courses in the new Learning & Development ‘Info Burst’ and loads of quizes for all ages to keep the brains active over the holiday season.

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.  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.