Category: News

‘You In Mind’ Mental Health Conference

Member of OVOS and the Youth Council have been working together to put on a mental health conference for young people in Solihull. This fantastic event is for young people to find out more about services that can support them with their mental health and put their views forward on how things could be improved. The conference will be launched…

Mark Riddell (The Cornflake Kid)

OVOS are looking forward to a special visit from Mark Riddell MBE, author of The Cornflake kid book, who is also a Care experienced young person. He will be meeting with a group of young people to discuss how they feel things are going and what they feel could be better about their care. They will learn about his life…

Christmas Card Competition

Are you feeling Festive and creative Join in with this year Christmas card competition and be in with a chance to a £15 voucher. The deadline for designs to be submitted is the 9th November (No later) Please see the link below for the poster with more information on how to summit your beautiful designs. Christmas card design 2018  

NLCBF (“Young Champion of the year” award)

Elise & Victoria two of our Care experienced young people (Care Leavers) have been nominated by the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum for “Young Champion of the year” award. We are very proud of our two young people and wish them all the best with their nomination. The winners will be announced at the NLCBF Celebration Event on the 25th October…

KickStart

KickStart is a two day prgramme which will support you to take a step towards education, employment or training. Location: Normally in the north of Solihull. For more information contact  Colin Smart – email – cosmart@solihull.gov.uk Tel – 0121 709 7005/07721236270 Kickstart Flyer 16+ Nov 2018

The local offer

The local offer is the new proposal to provide Care Leavers with  a service until they are 25 years old (Currently finishes at 21 years old).  This  involves bringing all services together to improve the provision that is offered to Care leavers; a planning group consisting of OVOS Care leavers, professionals and Children Service’s staff have been heavily involved in this process and shaping what the local offer should look like. The services  involved ranges…

Seasonal job shop

The Council’s Employment and Skills team has taken the hard work out of job searching and has identied hundreds of local vacancies from temporary seasonal work to full time permanent employment. If you live in Solihull and are looking for work, this is a great opportunity to get support to search and apply for jobs. Thursday 4th October , 11.00…

Out of this World Celebration Event 2018

  The Celebration Event Out of this world took place on Saturday 28th April 2018 and was absolutely fantastic. We had a good number attend and both staff and young people were dressed to impress in their space themed outfits. The vibe was amazing, the older OVOS members presented the event and every child and young person received either a sponsored…

OfSted feedback

Ofsted VISIT- February 2018- ‘Well done’! Well done to the Child Asylum and 16 + Team who had a visit from Ofsted, who received positive feedback with great progress made; well done to everyone involved. . Other Ofsted feedback:  They noted the shift with OVOS from the last inspection. A real positive affirmation for us.  Noted that corporate…

Budget Cook Book

You may remember back in the summer when the Solihull Catering Service fulfilled their pledge of offering children in care and care leavers a free course, encouraging the development of independent living skills and learning how to handle budgets when it comes to affordable and healthy meals. This cook book was developed in partnership with OVOS. Cook Book Full PDF