Wolves looking for host families

Wolves is expanding its host family network and looking for interested households in the Wolverhampton area.

The club relies on a network of excellent host families to help care for young players on a full-time basis and to provide a ‘home from home’ environment, including weekends and bank holidays.

Earlier this season, the BBC visited three of Wolves’ host families, in an article that looks at all aspects of the role and can be read by clicking here

Hosting a player during their career at Wolves can be very rewarding, potentially fun and educational for other children in the family home and provide a valuable extra income.

For more information on becoming a host family for Wolves from this June, please contact Wolves’ head of education and welfare Nick Loftus on hrinbox@wolves.co.uk or 01902 828352.

Our safer recruitment policy and process

  • Applicants must provide original identification documents to prove who they are and permission to work in the UK documents where appropriate.
  • Enhanced DBS checks are required for 16 years and over.  Wolves takes responsibility for these. 
  • Applicants must be suitable to work with children and must not be disqualified from working with children, or subject to any sanctions imposed by a regulatory body and have no convictions, cautions or bind overs
  • Wolves will obtain references from nominated referees and does not accept open references or testimonials or ‘to whom it may concern’ references.
  • We conduct an initial house inspection to confirm an applicant's suitability for the role and suitability to work with children. 
  • Revisits - to ensure that the facilities being offered are of the same standards as per the initial inspection report, we conduct an annual inspection to ensure that there are no new circumstances in the house that need to be reviewed (for example members of the family who have turned 16 years old and need a DBS check, new pets or new rooms which have been built), and that the home remains suitable for hosting Wolves players.
  • Spot checks – Wolves conduct random spot checks on our host families.
  • Care Plans – Wolves conduct a Care Plan welfare feedback report with students and host families when a stay.