Coventry Council supports new film highlighting need for foster carers - The Coventry Observer

Coventry Council supports new film highlighting need for foster carers

Coventry Editorial 25th Oct, 2022   0

COVENTRY has been playing its part to raise awareness for the need for more foster carers through a new fostering film called ‘Childhood’.

The new short film saw 56 local authorities across the country working in collaboration, with the aim being to find more people who may be interested in becoming foster carers.

The new film highlights the impact neglect can have on children, especially on brothers and sisters who may be left to care for each other.

It follows Sophie and Charlie’s journey, whose needs are not being met at home, and shows how being nurtured through foster care helps them attend school and enjoy their hobbies.

The film had a live premiere on October 13 at Birmingham’s Everyman Cinema, with every councillor in attendance asked to share it on social media using the hashtags #FosterForYourCouncil and #Childhood.

Cabinet member for Children and Young People, Coun Pat Seaman, said: “Sadly, it’s as important as ever to get the message out as widely as possible that there is still a great need for foster carers, not only in our city but across the country.

“Here in Coventry, we have many lovely people who foster in the city and they are supported by a fantastic team.

“Together, we can make a real and positive difference to many lives and we are fortunate to have their support.

“However, as we know, more needs to be done.”

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