13. Coronavirus update and message from PCC

Good Morning,

Following the announcements this weekend there has been an update to the government advice for parents this week which can be found here;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers.

This now gives a full set of answers to parents/carers on most situations relating to the current position.

I have also been asked to share with you the following information from Peterborough City Council;

Foster for us and enquire today

Can you consider fostering in support of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight 11th – 24th May 2020.

There are around 1000 children & young people across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, particularly teenagers and children over ten, who need the love and support from foster carers. Anyone who is interested can find out more about the process by phone or video call and ask any questions they may have about becoming a foster carer and what’s involved.

Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s largest foster care awareness raising campaign, and aims to show the positive impact foster care has made on children’s and young people’s lives.

We are encouraging people from all walks of life to consider fostering – and we want to hear from anyone who is over 21, has a spare bedroom and the passion and dedication to help children and teenagers thrive.

People should not rule themselves out because they have children, are single, married or partnered, work, unemployed, live in rented accommodation or want to foster past retirement age.

If you would like to register your interest then please visit:  www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering or www.peterborough.gov.uk/fostering  Or call 0800 052 0078

If you have any further questions please contact your child's Head of Centre in the first instance.

Best wishes

Steve Howard