Foster Care Fortnight - 14 to 28 May 2018

  1. Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video (You are here)
  2. Information events and drop-in sessions

Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video

More than 30 Rotherham council foster carers, children, councillors and fostering team staff are appearing in our new video asking one simple question: Do you have the heart to foster?

Filmed to mark the national Foster Care Fortnight 2018, the video aims to raise awareness of the urgent need for more people to apply to foster Rotherham’s looked after children.

Our video, called Transforming Lives – the theme of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight - features youngsters as young as two, through to Rotherham Council Chief Executive, Sharon Kemp. The video includes an emotional plea to help to keep Rotherham’s “most vulnerable children safe, secure, loved and close”.

Cllr Gordon Watson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, who also features in the film, said: “This film shows the amazing diversity and passion of our fostering community and its supporters.

“We put out a call for people to be involved in the project by filming themselves on their mobile phones - we were inundated with replies. The response is another example of how committed and proud our community is to care for our looked after children and that they are urging other people to share their passion.”

The video is just one of many Council projects and events organised during Foster Care Fortnight.

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