A free mobile app which offers vital training information and advice for foster carers is being launched in Hackney.
The Virtual School Foster Carers App created by Anspear will include support on important topics and will provide Foster Carers in the borough with information, guidance and opportunities for their ongoing and necessary professional development.
The app will provide users with access to a library of digital resources, on their phone, tablet or laptop and also allows users to take online tests and work towards gaining a nationally accredited qualification.
The flexibility of the app will allow users to learn on the go and in their own time, with the added opportunity to supplement current training levels that Hackney’s Fostering Team currently provides.
Speaking at the Zoom launch of the app, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble addressed the Foster Carers in attendance.
The app, which has been trialled with a small number of Hackney Foster Carers is now available for download..
Hackney’s Fostering Service and Virtual School are excited to continue working with Anspear to develop further modules that meet the needs of foster carers in a new and changing environment.
For information about fostering for Hackney, please visit: https://hackney.gov.uk/fostering