Family Support work during lock-down
As Family support workers, our usual job is to see foster children on a regular basis in the community. At the moment we can’t do this because of Covid-19.
We have had to be creative with how we can see and still get the children and young people involved with activities.
Regional Foster families has set up Microsoft Teams for our foster carers, which is a safe way of seeing the children and young people living with foster families, through the internet.
We are playing games, completing scavenger hunts, supporting children with making things like salt dough, collages, or just having a chat about what they have been doing while in lock-down. We have been chatting to the children about their worries and wishes which is very important as it can be a very scary time for the children and young people in foster care we are working with.
The children are really enjoying doing this and showing us their creations as you can see below:
About the author
Stacey has worked for Regional Foster Families as a Family Support worker for over 12 years and during that time has gained a great experience working to support children and young people with varied specific needs. Her specialism is working with children in foster care under the age of 5 however her experience covers support work with all ages, which she really enjoys and finds so rewarding.