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Fostering in Solihull

Find out about the children who need fostering in Solihull If you live in Solihull and are interested in fostering, we would very much like to hear from you

Fostering in Solihull

The Solihull children who need fostering

In Solihull the greatest need is for foster carers for: 

  • Sibling groups of younger children
  • Children age 9+ who need short term placements
  • Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent placements
  • Teenagers who need to remain with foster carers until they reach independence
  • Children who have mild and moderate level learning difficulties
  • Children who have more complex disabilities
  • Parent and Child Placements (Usually mother and child- occasionally a new father and child)

How our Solihull foster carers are supported

Our Solihull based foster carers are able to attend foster carer support groups and training at Theale and  various locations across Solihull. 

Our Solihull foster carers are supported by locally based staff to ensure that they receive high level support at all times As one of our foster carers, you will have access to the following support services:

  • Your own designated social worker, who will visit regularly,  usually fortnightly,  to provide advice, guidance and support
  • Access to telephone advice and support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • High level professional fee in recognition of your skills
  • High level child maintenance allowance
  • Summer holiday, Birthday and Christmas/Festival supplements
  • Careful matching of children with foster carers
  • Good preparation and initial induction
  • Support with completing a formal induction workbook process (CWDC)
  • Access to ongoing foster carer training provided by in house and specialist external trainers
  • Funding for access to relevant external training
  • Access to online training- e-learning
  • Annual appraisal to support you to develop your skills to a higher level
  • Access to respite care
  • Support to develop safe and effective baby sitting and back up care arrangements
  • Support groups for own children to attend- if they wish
  • Workshops for young people in foster care- to support your good efforts
  • Access to a psychologist for advice and support, where needed
  • Free membership of Fostering Network
  • Higher frequency, higher level support at the time of new placements and if/when needed

Our work with Solihull Social Services

Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for Solihull, Coventry, Birmingham, Warwickshire and a range of other West Midlands Unitary Authorities.  .We have been providing foster carers for Solihull children for over 5 years. Our Tier 1 status means that Solihull Social Services  refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a Solihull child. This means that if you live in or near Solihull and decide to foster with our agency, you are likely to be kept very busy.

    Start your journey

    Fill in the form below to request a call back with one of our friendly foster carer recruitment advisers or to be sent a fostering information pack. You can also give us a call on (01993) 706925 or if you need more information, see our page on considering fostering.

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