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Find out more about Foster Care in Solihull at virtual event

Sarah Mason 15th Feb, 2021

SELFLESS people who are considering changing the life of a child in Solihull have been invited to a virtual foster carer event.

Solihull Council is hosting the information event to give people the chance to find out about the fostering process, ask any questions they may have and speak informally to some current foster carers.

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.

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.

Councillor Ken Meeson, cabinet member for education and skills, said: “During the pandemic we are continuing to recruit new foster carers and we urgently need more people who are willing take on this rewarding challenge.

“Fostering is an opportunity to make a positive difference to a child’s life.

“The information evening will give people the chance to hear more about what’s involved and have a chat with our friendly team of social workers.”

The online event is taking place on March 3 from 6.30pm until 8pm.

For details of how to join the meeting email fosterevent@solihull.gov.uk

For more information call 0121 788 4253 or visit www.solihull.gov.uk/fostering

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