INTERESTED in becoming a foster carer?
Solihull Council is holding an information evening at the Council’s Civic Suite on Wednesday, January 22, giving potential foster carers an opportunity to learn about the process, ask any questions and speak informally to current foster carers.
The Fostering team is looking for people who are interested in becoming foster parents to provide a stable home for looked after children across the Borough.
Applications are open to individuals who are single, married, young or retired, home owners or in rented accommodation. 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 Education and Skills, Councillor Ken Meeson said: “We are lucky to have some fantastic foster carers that make a huge difference to children’s lives. We urgently need more people who are willing take on this rewarding challenge.
“I would urge anyone considering fostering to come along to the information evening to hear more about what’s involved and have a coffee with our friendly team of social workers.“
The event is taking place between 6.30pm until 8pm at the Civic Suite, rear of the Council House, Manor Square, Solihull B91 3PX. You do not need to book a place, just come along and speak to some of the fostering team. Light refreshments will be available.
For further information on fostering, you are invited to sign up to the Council’s email news alerts www.solihull.gov.uk/stayconnected. If you are unable to attend please call 0121 788 4253 for more information or visit solihull.gov.uk/fostering.