Being a foster carer brings with it a great deal of responsibility but is also incredibly gratifying.
Fostering means caring for a young person as part of your family, and providing a safe environment for children who, for whatever reason, cannot be with their parents. It means creating a sense of stability that was often previously lacking. Both nationally and locally, however, there is a shortage of foster carers for children and young people who are in need of such an environment.
Fostering services across the country have joined together for the national release of a new short film commissioned by a collaboration of children’s trusts and 30 local councils in England to address this shortage.
You can watch the film here.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, please visit Gloucestershire County Council’s fostering webpage for more info.