Posted April 2, 2020
We still need Foster Carers to help the most vulnerable children in this recent pandemic
We are calling for the public to consider fostering as a career path to help the most vulnerable children coming into the care system. Although our physical offices have been temporarily closed, a decision made in line with government advice, Blue Sky is still taking enquiries and remain open with a ‘business as usual’ approach, providing support and training to new and existing Foster Carers.
Many sectors of the UK industry have been shut down amid the lockdown due to the global pandemic that COVID-19 has created, causing many workers being laid off by their employer. The need for Foster Carers; however, is always increasing, as Foster Carers ‘work’ from home by the nature of the role. As a Foster Carer, you will have the flexibility of working from home and the job security knowing there will always be a need to care for vulnerable young people.
Ed Thompson, Training and Participations Manager, said:
“At this time, we are trying to care for those around us in the best way that we can and we will always continue to support our Foster Carers in any circumstance. My role as training manager is to make sure Foster Carers are still able to access some of the tools they might need to be able to do that, just as we would if we were still able to meet face to face.”
If you would like to know more about fostering as a new career or want to find out more, check out our events page for our first-ever live drop-in event! You can contact us through our website at www.blueskyfostering.co.uk or by calling them at 0800 035 6499.