Ministers thank foster carers for their role in protecting the NHS

A family of two dads and two children smile into the camera Published: 13th May 2020

Yesterday, 12 May 2020, the Education Secretary and the Under Secretary of State for Children and Families wrote a letter to foster carers to thank them for their role in protecting us all.

Yesterday Gavin Williams, Education Secretary, and Vicky Ford, Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote a letter addressed to all foster carers. The letter expresses their gratitude, on behalf of the whole government, for the unrivalled role that foster carers play in society.

"As foster carers... you open your homes and your hearts to children and young people"

At Birmingham Children's Trust, we are hugely proud of all our foster carers. We see their hard work and commitment every day but their response during these unprecedented times has blown us away! Many of our foster carers are going above and beyond to protect the vulnerable children and young people in their care. 

Extraordinary times

We are pleased that the government, has acknowledged and thanked foster carers for their positive role in our battle against the Coronavirus epidemic. The letter states, "we have been overwhelmed by the resilience of fostering families... you have demonstrated courage and been steadfast in ensuring that the welfare of the children and young people in your care is paramount."

The letter goes on to highlight just how much foster carers, and the young people they care for, give back to the whole of society.

"By responding with cooperation and flexibility... you have helped to protect the NHS and to save lives across the country"

You can be extraordinary

Foster carers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things. When you join our team, we'll support you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.

Foster carers are key workers who protect some of our most vulnerable children. During the Coronavirus epidemic we need you more than ever.

We're following government guidelines and making sure all our foster carers and applicants are as safe as possible. 

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Read the letter in full

Letter to Foster Carers from Education Secretary and the Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, 12 May 2020