On Wednesday 16 November 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 all sorts of reasons – not owning their own home, being single, being over or under a certain age, but in most cases none of these issues are a barrier. 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: “I’m very proud of the incredible work our foster carers do here in Solihull. If there’s anyone out there who would like to become a part of this very special community then I would say to them, there’s no better time than now to find out what’s involved.
“We are searching for new carers who can provide that safe and supportive environment that these children so desperately need.
“I would urge anyone considering fostering to join the meeting on Wednesday 16 November to hear more about what’s involved and have a chat with our friendly team of social workers.”
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, people are invited to sign up to the Council’s email news alerts www.solihull.gov.uk/stayconnected.