Category: News

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

Website maintenance

The website is currently undergoing maintenance so please bare with us while we update each section of the page. You may find some things aren’t working as they should be, please come back at a later date and you should hopefully find things are in working order.   Thank you.

YPBMF nomination

Solihull Catering company pledged to help OVOS by working together, they produced a catering programme over the summer holidays culminating in  a BBQ ‘celebration event’. The recipes that were created by the chefs ensured that young people can cook and eat healthily for less than £1 a portion.   Nomination information for the catering team

Young Persons Consultation Guide

Have a look through the following guide, and if you have any feedback on this use the contact form provided through the website. Young persons consultation guide

Nick’s Challenges

Sparkle up fundraising amount- September 17  All you donations from sparkle up week In September have been fabulous, we raised a whopping £3,830, this is a collection of Nick Pages’ fundraising events and the sparkle up day itself. See the link below for more information on this. Thank you to you all!   Here is a link to an article…