Fostering film scoops two ‘UnAwards’
A film exploring fostering has been commended with two prestigious awards, following financial backing from the City of Wolverhampton Council.
Any Of Us, a powerful short film designed to encourage people from all backgrounds to consider becoming foster parents for their local authority, won the Best Collaboration and Best Creative Comms categories at the recent comms2point0 UnAwards, which recognises excellence in public sector communication.
The film explores the different attributes needed to be a foster parent, through the perspectives of prospective foster parents dealing with difficult scenarios, and shows that having a caring instinct is fundamental to fostering with the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Fostering for Wolverhampton service.
Councillor Chris Burden, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We all want to see children and young people get the best possible start in life, so that they can realise their dreams and fulfil their potential. That’s exactly what being a foster parent for Wolverhampton is all about.
“The fact that Fostering for Wolverhampton was an important part of this fantastic collaboration, involving more than 80 council fostering teams from across the UK who all jointly contributed to the production, administration and launch costs of Any of Us, shows collaborative working at its best.
“More importantly, this film shows that it really could be ‘Any of Us’ who can foster for the City of Wolverhampton Council.”
To see the film, please visit www.fosteringforwolverhampton.com. For further information about Fostering for Wolverhampton, please visit www.fosteringforwolverhampton.com or www.facebook.com/fosteringforwolves or call 01902 551133.
Celebrating the awards are, front row, left to right, Caterina Robinson, Service Manager, Children and Young People in Care, Dalbir Kaur, Client Success West Midlands, CAN Digital, Jazmine Walker, Head of Service, Children and Young People in Care, Councillor Christopher Burden, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, and back row, left to right, Jade Lawton, Team Manager, Fostering Assessment and Recruitment, and Matt Kilpatrick, Children’s Portfolio Manager, CAN Digital.