On Wednesday 11 January from 6.30 to 7.30pm, Solihull Council will be hosting an event for anyone interested in becoming a foster carer. There will be a presentation from our experienced fostering team followed by a chance to ask any questions you have and time for a general discussion.
Lots of people think they can’t become foster carers for a variety of reasons – not owning their own home, being single, being over or under a certain age, but in most cases none of these issues will stop you from joining our wonderful community of foster carers in Solihull. A spare room and a willingness to give your time and love to a child who needs it are the main things needed to be a foster carer.
People of all ages, cultures and backgrounds are needed in Solihull to look after children for short and longer periods of time. In return they receive an extensive support package including training and professional development as well as a generous fostering allowance.
Cabinet Member for Children and Education, Councillor Michael Gough said: “The work our foster carers do here in Solihull is incredible, and I’m very proud of all that they do. If you think you could be part of this wonderful community and make a real difference to the life of a child who needs a safe and welcoming home, then why not take the first steps on Wednesday?
“We are searching for new carers who can provide that safe and supportive environment that these children so desperately need.
“If you’re interested in hearing more from our dedicated team of social workers then please do sign up and attend the online event on Wednesday 11 January.”
People can book a place on the information evening here.
Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to visit the new website www.fosterforsolihull.co.uk
The website makes it easier than ever for people to get the information they need and start the process by booking a call with a dedicated advisor from the experienced Foster for Solihull team.
For further information on fostering, please sign up to the Council’s email news alerts -www.solihull.gov.uk/stayconnected