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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.



Our January newsletter is available to download in our Trust Updates section now,  along with the latest training ‘info burst’ from our Learning & Development team and details of a free e-safety workshop and a maths at home webinar.

Please read the council’s Covid19 advice bulletins (latest 23rd February, ‘Headache? Sore throat? Get tested for Covid-19’) which are available in our External Partners section below.

Also, in our Trust updates, is an offer from The West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership for free training on Rights & Entitlements of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children for foster carers.

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.  

Also in the External Partners section is a letter from the Chief Nurse and Interim Chief Medical Officer of NHS Test and Trace on when to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) test for a child in your care and a link to the Healthy Sandwell website which has advice on what to do to minimise the risks of coronavirus transmission when you have a child returning to school.

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 from home.  Of course some modifications to working practices will be inevitable and 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 doing to keep children safe and cared for.