Videos about Fostering
Any of Us
‘Any of Us’ is the sixth film produced by a growing partnership of local councils and children’s trusts to promote local authority fostering. Having grown from a small Midlands consortium in 2017, the ‘Any Of Us’ project is the largest public sector film collaboration yet, now with over 80 participants from Northumberland to Cambridge and Liverpool to Brighton.
Our 2022 film, simply called ‘Childhood’, highlights the impact of neglect on children. It shows the journey of ‘Sophie’ and ‘Charlie’ who are in a very difficult home situation where their needs are not being met, to being nurtured and supported through foster care to attend school and be able to enjoy their hobbies and interests. In other words, have a childhood.
Our first regional collaboration in 2017 – and the film that set – off what’s now become a national phenomenon – ‘Giants’ tells the story of a brother and sister coming into care and showing the importance of keeping siblings together. ‘Giants’ was also the first of our films to be nominated for a West Midlands Regional Film & Television award.
Truth Be Told
‘Truth Be Told’, is a slightly different film, telling the true stories of two foster carers who made a real difference to the lives of the children they gave a home to in another borough (all roles played by actors). The film was then promoted as a regional fostering film supported by 14 local councils and children’s trusts across the Midlands.
‘Truth Be Told’ gives an honest insight into the resilience foster carers need to be prepared to show when supporting children, who through no fault of their own, have not had the easiest start in life.
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The rewards of foster caring extend far beyond the positive influence on a child, as fostering can bring personal growth, fulfilment, and a sense of purpose to your own life.
Together, we can create a brighter future for vulnerable children and build a more compassionate society.