Protect children and young people by prioritising foster carer vaccination
The UK’s foster carers should be prioritised in the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to be able to keep providing the best possible care for the children that they look after.
With the coronavirus vaccine rollout underway The Fostering Network is urging UK governments to make sure foster carers are near the front of the queue.
Foster carers are required to meet social workers and other professionals as part of the care they offer to young people. Most fostered children also meet with birth families on a regular basis to ensure relationships can be maintained. As a result, many foster carers and their families are exposed to multiple households which increases the risk of contracting the virus. However, despite this risk, the vast majority have continued to provide loving, stable and nurturing homes for some of society’s most vulnerable children.
Click here to read the full report from The Fostering Network.
There is a national shortage of foster carers. This is the reason we decided to set up icanfoster Limited. We are a new foster care agency determined to help children such as these. Our agency is currently looking for new foster carers to train and become part of our fostering family. icanfoster are also looking for qualified foster carers, with or without children, who will transfer over to our agency. Our leadership team have worked for years in child protection. We have dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure children, who have not had the best start in life, are placed with the best foster carers.