Have you ever had a moment in your life which you can look back on and see that your future changed at that time?
Perhaps it was a teacher telling you that you were really good at something that is now your career?
Or a relationship which led you to move?
Or a trip overseas which gave you a different outlook on life?
What was your moment?
This Foster Care Fortnight Knowsley’s Fostering Service is asking people to think about the change foster care can make to a child’s future.
The council has recently launched a new film to promote foster care across the borough and encourage new carers to come forward. The moving film focuses on the true life story of 10 year old ‘Elliot’ whose life was changed the day he met “the nice people” – his foster carers who shaped his life for the better. The film also highlights a key issue facing Knowsley’s Fostering Service; the need for more foster carers who would consider caring for older children. The film uses actors to tell the real life experiences of a formerly looked after child and we have worked closely with young people to deliver this unique film to raise awareness about fostering.
‘Elliot’s Story’ conveys that with love and guidance the lives of some of Knowsley’s most vulnerable children can be changed for the better. The film also highlights the positive impact of foster care and how equally rewarding it can be for the foster carer’s.
If you think you have the relevant skills and experience, we’re calling on you to consider becoming foster carers so that you can also change a future.
In Knowsley, there are lots of events planned over the next two weeks and the team will be out and about in the borough during Foster Care Fortnight with information about how to become a foster carer, and whether it could be right for you.
Go along and meet Knowsley’s Fostering Team on the following days:
Tuesday, May 14, 10am – 12.30pm at Huyton Library.
Wednesday, May 15, 10am – 6pm at Tesco, Prescot.
Saturday, May 18, 10am – 12noon at Costa Coffee, Kirkby.
Tuesday, May 21, 10am – 6pm at Tesco, Prescot.
Friday, May 24, 2pm – 4.30pm at Halewood Library.
Find out more
You can also get in touch with Knowsley’s Fostering Service by calling 0151 443 3959 or visit https://fostering.knowsley.gov.uk.