Solihull Council is holding a virtual information event for people who would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer.
The online meeting on Tuesday 18 October 6.30-7.30pm will give people the opportunity to learn about the fostering process, ask any questions they may have and speak informally to current foster carers.
Almost anyone can become a foster carer, whether you are single, married, young or retired, a homeowner or in rented accommodation. All you need is a spare bedroom and a willingness to give a child a stable and loving home.
Foster carers of all ages, cultures and backgrounds are needed in Solihull to look after children for short and longer periods of time. In return, foster carers 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 Tuesday 18 October 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.