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Powerful fostering film launched in Knowsley

by Gemma Melling

Knowsley’s Fostering Service has 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 Knowsley’s Fostering Service have worked closely with young people to deliver this unique film to raise awareness about fostering and in particular the need to find foster carers for older children.

‘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.

Watch Elliot’s Story

How can I find out more about fostering?

Many people who enquire about fostering often don’t think they will be suitable, but the truth is if you care, have a spare bedroom and time, then you may be just what Knowsley is looking for.

If you are interested in fostering, Knowsley’s Fostering Service will help you with advice and information at every stage and you will receive training to assist you in your new role. You will also receive a generous financial allowance and 24-hour support.

For more information about the film or fostering in Knowsley call 0151443 3958 or enquire online now https://fostering.knowsley.gov.uk.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Knowsley Council, said: “Our foster carers in Knowsley do an extraordinary job in supporting children and young people to have the best possible opportunities in life.

“We are really proud of the new film and hope by sharing ‘Elliot’s Story’ that people will understand the power of foster care and how it really can help to change young people’s lives.”