THE Children’s Family Trust charity is providing further support to Bromsgrove families after purchasing its first head office in Stoke Prior.

The independent charity will use its new headquarters to give children and families a safe environment to meet with their birth parents.

David Homer, head of finance at The Children’s Family Trust, said: “The new head office means that we can now provide better facilities for our staff, carers and children. We’ve been able to use the additional space for foster carer training, meetings and recruitment panels.”

The trust has expanded its team since purchasing the new office and has since recruited a principal social worker, a supporting social worker and an administration apprentice.

The charity bought the office thanks to a six-figure commercial mortgage from HSBC, and has since updated its five-year plan to increase the number of foster carers and children placed within the trust, and also plans to set up another office in the West Midlands.

Andrew Willett, HSBC’s area director for business banking in the South West Midlands, said: “The Children’s Family Trust is an ambitious charity with plans to invest for further growth.

“This funding has enabled them to expand their team and provide quality facilities for their staff, carers and children. We look forward to working with the charity to expand its reach in the West Midlands and beyond.”

The Children’s Family Trust has provided foster care to 300 children in the past ten years.

For information on becoming a foster parent, contact The Children’s Family Trust on 0300 111 1945.