Posted May 15, 2020
We are still recruiting Foster Carers during Coronavirus pandemic.
We are marking this year’s Foster Care Fortnight (11th – 24th of May) by appealing for those looking for a career change to consider fostering as an option. During the pandemic, we remain open throughout this pandemic and are available to support our Foster Carers whilst continuing to recruit and train new Foster Carers in the process, albeit virtually.
The theme for this year’s Foster Care Fortnight is ’This is Fostering’ and we have been highlighting the support we are giving through a series of posts on our social media channels. We have also been sharing stories of Foster Carers keeping our young people engaged during isolation. Our Foster Carers and staff have been taking part in our weekly Lockdown Bake-off and Friday quiz night through online video calls, as well as a weekly blog for young people in care to submit and share their lockdown activities with each other.
Nicola Crisp, Director of Operations at Blue Sky, said:
“During these unprecedented times our Foster Carers are maintaining a sense of routine, ‘normality’ and belonging and also adding in some fun for their young people.”
“Our Foster Carers and young people are joining in the weekly ‘Bake off’, the ‘Clap for Carers’ and providing videos for the Blue Sky family to see. There is also lots of dancing, singing, and playing games together.”
“Being a Foster Carer means keeping your family close by you during the pandemic and our Foster Carers are doing exactly that.”
So if you’re looking to learn new skills and start a flexible and interesting career whilst working from home, fostering could be for you. Anyone who would like to start their journey with us will receive unrivalled training and 24/7 support, local support groups, and a competitive allowance. Join in the conversation on social media through our Facebook and Twitter. You can also fill in our enquiry for or call us on 0800 035 6499.