The Fostering for Wolverhampton team is on the hunt for new foster parents this Easter.

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s fostering service is inviting people to find out more about this rewarding career, including the support and financial benefits on offer to people who foster.

The council’s Director of Children’s Services Alison Hinds said: “Fostering can truly be a life-changing experience, both for foster parents and the children and young people they care for.

“With currently over 200 fantastic fostering households, we are very lucky to have so many dedicated foster parents here in our city – but we have more children who need a foster home.

“We’ve love to hear from people who have both a spare room and, most importantly, love in their heart to offer the most vulnerable children and young people in our city a family home.

“I'd encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a foster parent to visit Fostering for Wolverhampton, follow Fostering for Wolverhampton on Facebook at fosteringforwolves or call the team on 01902 551133 to find out more about this life changing opportunity.”

Meanwhile, children and their foster families came together for the annual Easter Egg-stravaganza last week.

Organised by the Fostering for Wolverhampton team, it took place at WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams and featured an Easter trail and an appearance by the Easter Bunny, the Wolves play café, face painting, a disco and a variety of sports and art activities.

More than 100 people attended the event, just one of the many social activities organised throughout the year for foster families who are part of Fostering for Wolverhampton.
Alison added: "It was a real pleasure that so many foster families were able to come together to celebrate Easter with the children and young people they care for. 

“This was one example of the many events we hold for our foster parents, who do such an excellent job of looking after children in care.”