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Hunt for foster carers in Solihull goes Virtual with new initiative

Correspondent 27th Sep, 2020

A VIRTUAL information event to help people find out more about becoming a foster carer is to be held by Solihull Council.

The online meeting will give people the opportunity to learn 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.

“We have some wonderful foster carers in Solihull that make a huge difference to children’s lives, however now more than ever, we need more people who are willing take on this rewarding challenge,” said Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Ken Meeson.

“I would encourage anyone interested fostering to dial into the information event 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 Wednesday 30th September from 7pm until 8pm via Webex. For details of how to join the meeting please email fosterevent@solihull.gov.uk.

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

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