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Vulnerable Young People Still Need Foster Carers amid Coronavirus Outbreak

logo.BlueSkyLocal Fostering agency calls for Foster Carers to help the most vulnerable children in recent pandemic


Blue Sky Fostering, operating from their local office in Romsey, has called for the public to consider fostering as a career path to help the most vulnerable children coming into the care system. Although the physical office in Romsey has been temporarily closed, a decision made in line with government advice, the agency 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, Blue Sky Fostering is holding a Facebook Live drop-in event on the 1st April at 11am. Follow them on Facebook to take part. Blue Sky Fostering are still available to contact through their website at or by calling them at 0800 035 6499.

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