Coronavirus: resources for foster and adoptive families

Here are some useful resources that we’ve chosen especially for foster and adoptive families, to help you take care of yourselves during the pandemic.

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Talking to your child about coronavirus

Looking after your child’s mental health

Managing difficult behaviours in children and teenagers

Virtual family time

  • For children and young people who have arrangements to see their family, you may want to consider virtual phone calls to help them stay in touch.
  • The Fostering Network lists 8 things for foster carers to consider during virtual family time
  • Always check in with your supervising social worker if you have any questions or concerns about contact.

Home schooling

Where to get help

  • If you are seeing changes in behaviours, mental health or routine, or if you are worried about your child, please get in touch with your supervising social worker for advice. 
  • We have more helpful resources on health, finances and online safety.   
  • The Fostering Network also has resources on covid-19.
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