It’s a goal! Telford & Wrekin Council joins UK wide campaign to recruit more foster carers during the World Cup
Telford & Wrekin Council has joined up with local authorities from across the UK to form a new virtual team for the World Cup with the aim of achieving just one goal – to recruit more foster carers.
Twenty-seven local authorities from across the UK have joined Local Councils United – a new virtual team – to share clips for each day of the World Cup and unique reasons why people should foster with their local council.
Each day of the football tournament a council shares a video with the “Help a young person achieve their goal” message
The campaign brings together a united fostering community, to share with everyone why people should foster with your local authority.
Football teams, carers, young people and families will all be featured in the clips during the World Cup campaign with the hashtag #FosterWithYourCouncil2022
Councillor Shirley Reynolds (Lab), Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families said: “Telford & Wrekin are proud to join forces with local councils across the UK to raise the importance of fostering. We have many amazing foster carers making a huge difference every day helping children in care to reach their life goals. We need many more people to offer a child a loving and secure home so we hope as many people as possible will get behind this great campaign. By working together, we can make a difference in a child’s life.”
Fostering, like football brings people and communities together for a common purpose. Local authorities are coming together as a united fostering community, to share why you should foster with your local authority.
Kicking off the campaign on 21 November was Northumberland County Council with Medway Council providing the final video on Day 27.
Telford & Wrekin Council will be featured on Day 18 of the World Cup Campaign receiving the ball from Cheshire East, before kicking it on to Staffordshire.
Foster carer, Charli Macmillan said: “We’re really pleased to be part of this campaign to highlight the amazing difference great foster carers can have on a child’s life. When we were approached to take part in the film, we had no hesitation in joining in and sharing the message of what fostering for our council has meant to our family and our own children in welcoming our foster son into our home.
You can also watch all the videos from the 26 councils by going to Local Councils United – Foster With Your Council