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Foster Carer updates

This page will have regular Trust policy updates relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, along with ideas and activities for children at home.

 

News 

Today’s update (1st June) is a guide for foster carers on how you can support children & young people to register for a Mind Of My Own (MOMO) account in our External Partners section.  Also available is the 29th May Foster Carers Newsletter from the Trust, which you can find in our Trust Updates section below.

Other recent updates include a lovely series of messages from our Corporate Parents which you can also find in our Trust Updates section below. They are all really worth reading, but can be summed up by the final line from the Trust “Don’t forget to shout if you need anything, we are all here for you.”

There’s lots of other information & advice included in the sections below, including;

  • Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, and children and young people requiring urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic, you can find details in our External Partners section. 
  • We’ve also been sent this link to some really good activities for children and young people, produced by Thurrock Council, that we would like to share with you.  It includes ideas for arts, crafts, music, exercise, cooking and wellbeing, but obviously ignore the competitions.  It’s quite good for adults too!  We hope you enjoy it.
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s guide on what to do if a child in your care is sick with a non-Covid19 related illness or injury is available to download from our External Partners messages section.
  • Information about the telephone helpline run by Sandwell Beam in our Activities and Information section.

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 at home, support the NHS and please stay safe.