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Wolverhampton has officially thanked dozens of dedicated foster carers for the vital work they do looking after vulnerable children and young people in the city.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Fostering for Wolverhampton team recognised the service of their foster carers at the ‘For the Love of Fostering’ celebration evening at Molineux Stadium earlier this month.

UK Fostering has reaffirmed its status as one of Britain’s most reputable, trusted and successful fostering agencies after securing a rare clean sweep of ‘outstanding’ grades from The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted). 

The latest government reports show that UK Fostering is providing high-calibre services that far surpassed standards expected - ranking the independent organisation among the best of its kind in the country. 

Adoptive parents across the Black Country are being invited to register for a new Adopter Education Conference, to hear from an education expert on all things adoption in schools and share their own views and experiences. The free event, hosted by Adoption UK’s independent service, Adopter Voice in partnership with Adoption@Heart, takes place virtually next Friday 26 November, between 9.30am–1pm and will hear adopter’s views, voice and lived experiences.

It aims to educate and inform people on the process of modern adoption, with a rounded, honest, and inclusive portrayal of the journey – showcasing the highs and lows and championing the voices involved in the process that are often less heard.

These include adopted children, adopted adults, adoptive parents, birth parents, and the adoption and social care workforce that work tirelessly to get children into loving permanent homes. 

Fostering services across the country have joined together for the national release of a new short film commissioned by a collaboration of local councils and children’s trusts from all over England.

The unique film project, developed and funded by the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum and councils around the country, is aimed at helping to find more foster carers who can provide homes for the children and young people who need them.