How The Fostering Network can help
During this time of uncertainty due to coronavirus, all our helplines will remain open as usual for any fostering-related queries, including those which arise as a result of coronavirus. If you need any support, advice or a listening ear, please get in touch.
Members can also make use of our stress support service and legal helpline.
If you are a foster carer with concerns or queries about coronavirus and local practice (such as contact arrangements), or its impact on your fostering because of health, then please contact your fostering service in the first instance as they know you, your family and the children in your care.
Our practice staff across the UK are working with fostering services to advise on best practice in these unprecedented times.
We are liaising with other organisations, including statutory bodies, across the UK to enable consistency of advice to fostering services, and to ensure the needs of our foster carer and fostering service members are being fed in to national decision making.
Our online community can also be a place to support and share advice with each other/others from the fostering community. We have created a list of useful resources for foster carers to make use of throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We would love to hear from you if you have a good suggestion for our list, please email us at We also have a list of member discounts and offers, adapted so you can still benefit from them throughout the pandemic, available here. Useful information
Contact arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic Foster carers as key workers Planned breaks Accessing equipment to support learning

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020