The Fostering for Wolverhampton team will be out and about at their Roving Recruitment Roadshow all next week in a bid to encourage more people to become foster parents.

They will be at:

  • The Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, on Monday (25 September) from 10am to 12pm 
  • Wednesfield Library on Tuesday (26 September) from 2pm to 4pm
  • WV Active Aldersley on Wednesday (27 September) from 10am to 12pm
  • WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams on Thursday (28 September) from 2pm to 4pm
  • And Lupo Lounge, Dudley Street, Wolverhampton on Friday 29 September from 10am to 12pm

Fostering for Wolverhampton welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, single, married or in a relationship, LGBT+, and ethnic groups. 

Foster parents must live within a 20 mile radius of Wolverhampton, have a spare bedroom, and have room in their heart to look after our most vulnerable children and young people. 

The fostering process can take as little as 16 weeks and all foster parents will receive specialist support and training as well as a regular, tax exempt fee and allowance to cover the cost of bringing up the child. 

Alison Hinds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Children’s Services, said: “We all want to see children and young people get the best possible start in life, so that they can realise their dreams and fulfil their potential. That’s exactly what being a foster parent for Wolverhampton is all about. 

“Fostering can truly be a life changing experience, both for foster parents and the young person they care for and, with currently over 200 fantastic fostering households, we are very lucky to have so many dedicated foster parents here in our city. 

“But we continue to grow our fostering community and so we’d love to hear from people who have both a spare room and of course love in their heart to give the most vulnerable children and young people in our city a family home.

“The Roving Recruitment Roadshow is the perfect time for people to find out more about Fostering for Wolverhampton, so please come along.”

People who are unable to attend the roadshow can find out more at one of Fostering for Wolverhampton’s many online information events that are held throughout the year? The next one takes place on Thursday 5 October from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. To book, please visit Eventbrite.  

Both at the Roadshow and during online information sessions, Fostering for Wolverhampton staff will provide an opportunity to find out more about this rewarding career, including the support and financial benefits on offer. It is also the perfect opportunity to speak directly to existing foster parents and to find out first hand what it is like to be a foster parent for the City of Wolverhampton Council. 

For more information about Fostering for Wolverhampton, please visit Fostering for Wolverhampton or Facebook or call 01902 551133.