People interested in fostering have the opportunity to hear first-hand experience from local foster carers at the Solihull Faiths Forum annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 28 June at 6.30pm.
This year's AGM will be highlighting the need for more foster carers in Solihull. Following some brief AGM business, there will be a presentation from the fostering team and a chance to meet local foster carers.
The Solihull Faiths Forum brings together faith groups who are interested in nurturing greater mutual understanding and friendship and engaging with the community.
Everyone is welcome at the meeting. It will take place at the Civic Suite, rear of Solihull Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB. Light refreshments will be available from 6pm.
People are encouraged to register their attendance on Eventbrite.
Councillor Diane Howell, Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Leisure said: “Its’ great to see the Faiths Forum highlighting our need for more foster carers. I encourage you to come along and find out more about our fostering offer and the Solihull Faiths Forum.”
Councillor Michael Gough, Solihull’s Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Education added: “Our foster carers do an incredibly important and rewarding job. However, we need more people to provide a safe and supportive home for children across the borough. I urge anyone considering fostering to join the meeting.”
Pat Wilkinson, Chair of Solihull Faiths Forum said: “The meeting is open to everyone. Come and hear first-hand accounts from foster carers and meet members of the Solihull Faiths Forum and find out what we do. We look forward to welcoming you.”
Almost anyone can become a foster carer, whether you are single, married, young or retired, a home-owner or in rented accommodation. All you need is a spare bedroom and a willingness to give a child a stable and loving home.
In return, foster carers receive an extensive support package including training and professional development as well as a generous fostering allowance.
Anyone who is unable to attend the meeting but would like more information about fostering should call 0121 788 4253, visit www.solihull.gov.uk/fostering, or follow the fostering Facebook page - https://bit.ly/3HUUmso.
Solihull Council plays a key role in supporting the work of the Solihull Faiths Forum and has signed the national Faith Covenant agreeing to highlight the contribution to society by faith based organisations.