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Coronavirus update

We’re still here to support your fostering journey.

The Coronavirus pandemic is causing widespread disruption throughout the country, and the world. Many of us are self-isolating, working from home, or supporting others who might be doing so.

With this comes uncertainty, both for today and the near-future. While we don’t know what the coming weeks and months will bring, we can reassure you that we’re here for you.

The situation is constantly changing, but here’s our status as of 23 March 2020.

If you’re thinking about fostering

Many Foster Carers around the country are 70+ and potentially vulnerable therefore the need for new Foster Carers is greater than ever to take care of the 60,000 children who are looked after in the UK.

As the largest independent fostering agency in the UK, our team covers the whole of the country – whether you live in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Northampton, Cornwall or anywhere in between, we are here for you. Our local teams are tight-knit groups of care professionals of a very high standard and experience. This means we’re well prepared to adapt to changing conditions, following government advice.

We’ve taken these steps to ensure we can continue to support your journey:

  • Our expert teams of fostering advisors are working remotely and in safe environments taking calls meaning they are still on hand to answer any questions and queries you may have over the phone
  • We can meet you ‘virtually’ through video chat too if you prefer
  • We have a wealth of information that we can email to you 

We welcome applications from people who are new to foster care, as well as experienced foster carers. If you’d like more information, or you’re ready to chat to us about the next steps, enquire today or call 0330 022 9135 for a chat.

Enquire now

If you’ve already enquired to become a foster carer with the National Fostering Group

Please feel free to phone us on 0330 022 9135 to update us on your situation and ask any questions you have. Our expert fostering advisors look forward to chatting with you!

If you’re already part of the National Fostering Group

We know this is a challenging time for you and your family.

We’ve taken these steps to ensure we can continue to support you:

  • We’ve emailed and posted you information and will continue to do so as the situation evolves 
  • We’re keeping NFA World up to date with the latest information too which you can access 24/7 from your home computer using your personal log in
  • We’ve provided you with useful educational support through our partnership with Britannica Digital Learning – As National Fostering Group carers, you get free access to this incredibly useful online educational resource which provides a first class platform for children and young people of all ages to continue their studies in line with their school curriculum.
  • We continue to offer 24/7 support to you and your fostering family
  • Online training courses continue to be available to you to support you through this potentially challenging time.

If you have any concerns please contact your dedicated Supervising Social Worker.

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