Film to help find foster carers in Thurrock

THURROCK Council’s Fostering Service has joined forces with colleagues from across the country to create a new film aimed at helping to find more foster carers who can provide homes for the children and young people who need them.

The short film, called ‘Out There’, highlights the ways fostering can make a difference to the lives of everyone involved, from the children and young people who live with foster carers, to those who come forward to care for them.

Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “While we already have many brilliant foster carers in Thurrock, the reality is we urgently need more people to open their homes and their hearts to fostering.

“Children of all ages need your support, this can be for short periods, longer term or by providing short breaks for children with disabilities.

“Out There is an emotional and poignant depiction of how important and rewarding becoming a foster carer can be. It has been produced as part of a national project to encourage more people to become foster carers.”

The film will be available to watch and share from midday on Tuesday 12 October on the Thurrock Fostering Facebook page and at thurrock.gov.uk/fostering

Residents can find out more about Fostering at one of the council’s virtual information events which are being held on the following dates:

Wednesday 20 October, 6pm – 8pm
Saturday 13 November, 10am – 11:30am
Thursday 25 November, 6pm – 8pm
Friday 10 December, 10am – 12pm
Monday 20 December, 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday 4 January 2022, 10am – 12pm

To get a link to join a session, or to find out more about fostering contact the team on 0800 652 1256, email fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk or complete the online registration form at thurrock.gov.uk/forms/fostering-interest

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