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Dudley Council supports national launch of fostering film

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Dudley Council has joined forces with fostering teams across the country to launch a short film about fostering called ‘Out There’.

The unique film project, developed by the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum, includes councils from across the country who have jointly funded the creation of the short film.
The film which launched today (12 Oct) 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.


The project aims to raise awareness of the vital role of a foster carer and help find more people who can provide homes for children and young people who need them.


Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

In Dudley we have many amazing foster carers but the reality is we always need more. “We’re so pleased to be part of this collaboration which has resulted in a short film that really highlights the wonderfully rewarding job foster carers up and down the country do every day. The hope is this film, will be shared and viewed by people up and down the country who are thinking about fostering and want to know more about the many benefits fostering brings to children and young people and the families they find a home with. In Dudley we would really encourage anyone who has an interest in fostering to get in touch by visiting our website, emailing, calling or popping into one of our regular drop-in sessions.

Fostering in Dudley offers a rewarding career, training, guidance and 24-hour support 365 days a year.
Find out more about fostering in Dudley and view the film at www.fosteringindudley.org.uk
People can also email fosteringrecruitment@dudley.gov.uk or call 01384 815833 to speak to the fostering in Dudley team.

Notes to editors
A total of 34 local authorities are involved in the project.

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