People who are interested in becoming a foster carer can once again find out more by popping into the Fostering shop in the Mander Centre.

The Fostering for Wolverhampton’s pop up shop is open for drop in information events throughout June and July. 

The shop located on the first floor of the Mander Centre, just along from Clarks and opposite Ryman’s will be open for a variety of information events:

Friday 10 June 10am to 3pm
Monday 13 June 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 15 June 10am to 3pm
Thursday 23 June 10am to 3pm
Saturday 25 June 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday 28 June 10am to 3pm
Friday 1 July 10am to 3pm
Tuesday 5 July 10am to 3pm
Thursday 7 July 10am to 3pm
Monday 11 July 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 13 July 10am to 3pm

Visitors can find out how they can make a difference to a local child, what the selection process involves, what practical and financial support they will get from the council and ask any questions they may have. 

They can also meet current foster carers and members of the Fostering for Wolverhampton team.

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We are always looking for more foster parents. 

“We have many highly committed and dedicated residents in Wolverhampton who provide the best care for our most vulnerable children and young people. If you have a desire to help children and think you could foster, then please get in touch. 

“Before the pandemic, the Fostering for Wolverhampton pop up shop proved to be a great way for us to meet more potential foster carers, it’s so good to see it safely back up and running and introducing new people to this truly life changing experience.

“Please call in and find out more from our Fostering for Wolverhampton team and hear first hand from some of our wonderful foster carers themselves.”

Foster carers can be sole carers, married or in a relationship – and they won't be on their own as help and support is available 24 hours a day. They will receive intensive support from supervising social workers and “buddy support” from experienced foster carers who are there to befriend and guide them. 

Placements can be anything from a few days to a number of years, and carers receive a regular, tax exempt fee and allowance to cover the cost of bringing up the child.

You can find out more by visiting Fostering for Wolverhampton or by calling 01902 551133. To find out more about the Fostering for Wolverhampton events, visit Fostering Events