Foster Care Fortnight 2023 began with the theme of #FosteringCommunities – celebrating the strength and resilience of fostering communities and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.  

Foster parents - single, married or in a relationship – are never on their own as help and support is always available - 24 hours a day. And they will always receive ‘buddy support’ from experienced foster parents who are there to help and guide them and they receive a regular, tax exempt fee and allowance to cover the cost of bringing up the child. 

Emma Bennett, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Executive Director of Families, 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 nearly 200 fantastic fostering households, we are very lucky to have so many dedicated foster parents here in our city.

“But we have more youngsters who are looking for a permanent foster home 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.” Foster Care Fortnight was the perfect time for people to find out more about Fostering.