ANY OF US CAN FOSTER…. that’s the message of a powerful new short film produced by councils including Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley.

The film ‘Any of us’ is hoping to raise awareness of fostering and highlights that anyone has the potential to make a difference to a child’s life. 

There are over 2,500 cared for children across the three local authorities and with a national shortage of local carers, authorities have no alternative but to look further afield, meaning some children are moved away from their school, friends and familiar environments. Experiencing this can be traumatic for a child, or young person.

The film follows three people – Ayesha, Neil and Marsha – who in their own way show that they are caring people, the video reveals that being caring is fundamental to being a foster carer, from going to the aid of a pedestrian after an accident, to calming down an aggressive situation.  Their stories are all interwoven with that of a young foster child, Chloe, as viewers get an insight into her journey into foster care. The short film is being shown on Thursday 19 October to a specially invited audience at FACT Cinema in Liverpool