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Foster carers praised for ‘tremendous care’

Created on 10/09/2020 @ 10:26
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The County Council’s representative councillor on the Powys Foster Panel says she has been hugely impressed by the “tremendous care” shown by the service throughout the past six months of the pandemic.

Councillor Amanda Jenner, who represents the Trewern Ward, said the Panel has continued to hold regular remote meetings and has seen new carers approved and annual reviews continued for existing Powys Foster Carers. 

She said: “I have been so impressed hearing of the level of care and commitment shown by Foster Carers in Powys during the Covid-19 pandemic period.

“These wonderful people look after some of our most vulnerable children in the county and over the last six months many of them have gone over and above, working endlessly with social workers, health and education professionals in order to ensure that the wellbeing of these young people is prioritised.

“Lockdown has not been easy for many of these young people and yet carers have continued to come up with creative and dedicated ways to support them. These Foster Carers really are an asset to Powys!

“Over the last few years Powys’ Children’s Services has been on an improvement journey. From what I have seen on Powys’ Foster Panel, the high quality of care provided by Powys Foster Carers is a reflection of the progress made within the Children’s Department of Powys County Council and in particular, the improved and more consistent support they receive from the Powys Social Worker Foster Team.

“Yes, there will always be more to do to continue improving, but it is extremely positive to see the culture within the department becoming one of reflection, teamwork and improved leadership.”

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