Please see the above PDF document for the full letter and update.
We have now passed the half way mark of 2020, which has been an extraordinary and challenging year for our whole community.
I first want to thank you for everything that you have been doing to support children and young people in care throughout the coronavirus. I recognise that this has been a difficult time in many ways, yet our wonderful carers have not faltered in their commitment to providing safe, stable and loving homes for those who need it most.
As we now focus on recovery and establishing a ‘new normal’, there are a number of matters that I would like to bring to your attention. This includes the recent launch of a new carer Statement of Commitment, the conclusion of the free child care initiative, the government’s ‘no jab no play’ policy, Catholic school scholarships and an upcoming opportunity to consult on our draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
If you have questions about any of these topics, please touch base with your carer support worker or your child/young person’s DCP case worker.
Stay tuned for upcoming information about Foster and Kinship Carers Week 2020. Due to the coronavirus, celebrations will likely look a little different this year. While in-person events may not be possible, this week remains an important opportunity for us to connect and thank you.
Thank you again for your tireless efforts supporting children and young people in care. You are such an integral part of our care system, and the difference you make in the lives of children and young people cannot be overstated.