To stop Coronavirus spreading we must stay at home

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information for Foster Carers

We are extremely grateful to all our foster carers and acknowledge the critical role you play in the lives of vulnerable children within Carmarthenshire County Council. The current events concerning the Coronavirus are undoubtedly unsettling and a challenging time for all. We want to reassure you that the Fostering Service is committed to supporting you during these unprecedented times.

As you will be aware, the Government announced on the 23rd March 2020, that unless you have been identified as a critical worker in the fight against Coronavirus, we ‘must all stay at home’ to prevent the spread of this virus. In line with this requirement the Fostering Team are no longer based in the Council buildings. However, we are doing our utmost to support you and supervising social workers are working remotely and will be in regular contact to provide ongoing support and guidance. You can also contact the out of hours or email the Fostering Duty officer at  dutyfostering@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or fostering@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

On behalf of our team we would like to add how much we have admired your resilience during this and our appreciation for the care you are providing to the children.  We would also like to thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time. Please look after yourselves and keep safe.

This page lists some useful resources that will provide you with some further information on how to limit the risks around Coronavirus, ways to promote your own well-being and how to support the children in your care.

Resources and Information:
PDF iconResources and Information for Parents, Carers, Schools and Supporting Professionals During the Coronavirus (PDF)

UK Government
www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Carmarthenshire County Council
www.newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/02/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/#.XnS2C-RXXIU

Fostering Network
www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/covid-19-support-foster-carers

Public Health Wales
www.phw.nhs.wales

Latest NHS guidance on limiting the risk of Coronavirus
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
www.phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Advice for supporting children with Autism
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing


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