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Solihull residents considering becoming foster carers invited to virtual event

Solihull Editorial 21st Jan, 2022   0

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 to some current foster carers.

It has also launched a dedicated Facebook page to share news and information. A foster carer needs 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 a support package including training and professional development as well as a fostering allowance. Cabinet member for Education and Skills, Councillor Richard Holt said: “Our foster carers do an incredibly important job and we are now searching for more people to provide a safe and supportive environment for children across the borough.

“People can also find out more by following the new Facebook page, which will be a really useful resource for prospective carers.”

The Microsoft Teams meeting will take place on January 25 from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

For more on the meeting email [email protected].

For more on fostering people visit the Facebook page call 0121 788 4253 or visit

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