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Dudley’s search for fostering heroes moves online

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Dudley Council’s fostering team continues to search for new foster carers during the national lockdown.

The team will be hosting their first virtual information session for prospective foster carers at 6pm on Thursday 28 January with further sessions scheduled for 16 February and 11 March. 

The hour-long information sessions are an opportunity for people to learn more about what fostering involves as well as busting some common myths.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the role of a foster carer, the children needing care and the skills and qualities needed to be a foster carer. It will also be a chance to meet some of the team and ask any questions.

The sessions will be hosted via Microsoft Teams and can be booked via

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

The challenges of the last year have given many people the opportunity to re-evaluate what is important to them and consider how they can make a positive impact in their community. Relationships are the most important thing in life and for these children the opportunity to be part of a stable loving family and develop strong positive relationships is life changing.
We’re proud of our foster carers and are always happy to hear from anyone who feels they can offer a safe, caring and stable home to children looked after by Dudley borough. Our information sessions are also an easy way for people to find out more in an informal, friendly environment without making any commitment.

Dudley fostering offers a rewarding career, with a range of fostering options, 24-hour support 365 days a year and comprehensive training and guidance.

People can find out more about fostering and future drop-in sessions by visiting emailing  or calling 01384 815833.


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