That’s the message of our powerful new fostering film – any of us can foster a child or young person, if you have the capacity to care.
The ‘Any Of Us’ project is the largest public sector fostering film collaboration yet with over 80 participants, and Cheshire’s pioneering foster carer recruitment service, Foster4, are proud to be taking part.
Any Of Us’ looks at three very different people who all show some of the attributes needed to be a foster carer in incidents from their daily lives – Ayesha going to the aid of a pedestrian after a minor road accident, Neil calming down an aggressive situation in a snooker club, and Marsha identifying a young person showing signs of distress and intervening with them at school. Different individuals in very different scenarios, but each in their own way showing the caring instinct that is fundamental to being a foster carer.
The film develops so that it becomes clear that one of these three everyday people will become the foster carer to Chloe. But which one of the three will be the one to make the difference? The main character’s stories are all interwoven with Chloe’s, as we see her journey into fostering.
The film has been produced by Reel TwentyFive and project managed by CAN Digital/Rachel Brown. Project Director, Rachel Brown explains the thinking behind the film: “Whilst there is always a core message about the difference fostering makes within our films, ‘Any Of Us’ has been more ambitious in telling three different stories from diverse foster carers, based around them sharing their experiences with people considering fostering.
We hope that this will mean that the film and its messaging will appeal to as wider audience as possible and encourage people to foster for their local authority.
Fostering directly with your council or children’s trust means that you can support your local community by working a with a fostering service that is dedicated to supporting local children and young people who need a nurturing, safe fostering home.”
Feeling inspired? Request an information pack and find out more about becoming a foster carer with your local authority.