A Solihull foster carer has won a national award after she was nominated by a youngster who she had looked after.
Brenda Williams from Shirley, was one of 25 national winners of the Believe In Me Awards, the first national award of its kind to recognise adults who devote their time to looking after children and young people.
A total of 750 nominations were received and a panel of judges - including young people - selected 25 winning entries.
Daniel Woulahan, aged 19, who nominated Mrs Williams, said: "I feel if it wasn't for the influence of Brenda and Arthur Williams, I know I wouldn't be back in college studying for my A-levels, as well as living independently."
Solihull Council's cabinet member for education and children, Coun Ken Meeson (Con Dorridge and Hockley Heath), said: "This is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the positive difference that foster carers can make to children."