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Foster ‘giants’ show how the Midlands cares for its children

By on 28/04/2017 in News, Partnerships, Video News with 0 Comments

The red carpet will be rolled out for the premiere of a film which highlights the positive impact foster carers can have on children’s lives across the region. A special screening of Giants will be shown at The Everyman Cinema, in The Mailbox, Birmingham, at 11am on Wednesday (3 May 2017) for a specially invited […]

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Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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Event focuses on adoption and fostering in faith communities

By on 13/11/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Members of Birmingham’s diverse faith communities are being invited to attend an event encouraging them to draw upon the commonly held family values which are promoted across all the faiths and to consider adopting or fostering a child or sibling group. Hosted in partnership between West Midlands Faith Forum and Birmingham City Council’s Adoption and […]

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Adoption and fostering webchat

By on 03/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council wants to hear from anyone considering fostering or adopting a child and we are particularly keen to talk to people from the LGBT community. Deciding to adopt or foster is a major, life-changing decision and we know you may have a number of questions. So, on Thursday 6 March at 6pm we […]

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Adoption and fostering webchat

By on 20/03/2013 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council wants to hear from anyone considering fostering or adopting a child and we are particularly keen to talk to people from the LGBT community. Deciding to adopt or foster is a major, life-changing decision and we know you may have a number of questions. So, on Wednesday 27 March at 6pm we […]

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Time to chat – hairdressers help foster care drive

By on 29/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Talkative hairdressers across Birmingham are being encouraged to chat to their customers about fostering as part of a major recruitment drive. The city council wants to recruit an extra 300 foster carers and has organised a 'Time to Chat, Time to Care' day on Saturday 31 March. It is one of a number of events […]

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More foster carers for Birmingham

By on 20/12/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is aiming to recruit a further 300 foster carers in 2012. The announcement follows figures issued by the Fostering Network today (Tuesday 20 December) of the number of carers needed regionally and nationally. The council has been successful in steadily increasing the number of foster carers in the city - but is […]

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New foster care plans go to cabinet

By on 24/11/2011 in News with 1 Comment

Plans that will make it quicker and easier for children to be fostered are due to go before cabinet on Monday 28 November. The proposed fostering framework contract expands on Birmingham's earlier contract with independent providers, identified by the government as 'best practice' and now used by other local authorities. The council's internal pool of […]

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Fostering fortnight in Birmingham

By on 16/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Could you foster? That's the question Birmingham City Council is asking people to mark national fostering fortnight. And there is a particular shortage of foster carers for teenagers, reflecting the national picture. Karylle Phillips grew up in care in Birmingham and, after a number of placements, was given a long-term placement in her teens. “Growing […]

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Heart-felt foster call to be broadcast at GP surgeries

By on 30/09/2010 in News with 0 Comments

“You do it from the heart… it is a job of the heart.” “Sometimes I feel blessed. If you have happy children you have a happy household. If your children are unhappy, you become unhappy.” “When they come to you they see you as the enemy. We have to break down those barriers… they warm […]

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