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Council backs Foster Care Fortnight

Solihull Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight, the national fostering awareness campaign running from 14 – 27 May. This year’s message is ‘foster care transforms lives’.

Foster carers of all ages, cultures and backgrounds are needed in Solihull to look after children for short and longer periods of time. Fostering gives a stable family life to children who can’t live at home.

All enquiries will be considered regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or relationship status. Applicants do not need to be a homeowner but do need a spare bedroom for a child. In every case, the most important thing is that the child receives care, attention and feels secure and valued.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Skills, said: ‘Fostering is an incredibly rewarding thing to be involved with. Not only does it transform the lives of children who are fostered, it also has the power to change the lives of foster carers, and all those who are involved in the fostering process.

‘Solihull is always looking for new foster carers to provide a stable family life for children and in return, we provide financial support, guidance and training for the invaluable job you do.

‘I encourage anyone who has ever considered fostering, even on a part-time basis, to look into it by going to the Council’s website.’

For more information on fostering, visit: www.solihull.gov.uk/fostering

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