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Sandwell Fostering is hosting a Become a Foster Carer information event at Great Bridge Library on Monday 21 November at 6.30pm. Councillor Simon Hackett, the council’s cabinet member for children services, said: “I encourage anyone thinking about fostering to attend this event. “It’s a great opportunity to have an initial chat and find out more before deciding whether fostering might be for you."

The Mayor of Wolverhampton is supporting a new campaign to recruit more foster carers in the city. He joined existing foster carers and social workers at Fostering for Wolverhampton’s latest roadshow in Queen Square to give his backing to the new "Best Thing About Fostering" campaign. Launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council last month, the appeal highlights the real-life experiences of carers in Wolverhampton who have shared what they think the best thing about being a foster carer is.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton is supporting a new campaign to recruit more foster carers in the city. He joined existing foster carers and social workers at Fostering for Wolverhampton’s latest roadshow in Queen Square on Fostering Friday to give his backing to the new "Best Thing About Fostering" campaign. Launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council last month, the appeal highlights the real-life experiences of carers in Wolverhampton who have shared what they think the best thing about being a foster carer is.

A third (33 per cent) of foster children in the West Midlands move home two or more times a year (April 2015 to March 2016) a Freedom of Information request by charity Action for Children has revealed. Last year (April 2014 to March 2015), the charity found that one in four children were moved regularly between foster care homes, affecting their social skills, educational outcomes and employment prospects – impacting on their behaviour as well as emotional and mental health.

Adoption in the Black Country & Adoption Focus, the new name for the regional adoption consortium is calling for more people from this region to find out the facts about adoption as part of its NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEK campaign. All through the week the consortium will be breaking down some of the misconceptions about adoption and highlighting real needs such as the increasing requirement for adopters for older children and sibling groups.

People in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to give local children the best possible start in life – by opening their homes and becoming foster carers. Foster Care Fortnight, the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign, gets underway today, Monday 16 May, 2016 and members of the Fostering for Wolverhampton Team will be out and about offering advice and guidance to individuals and couples who are thinking of fostering.