Local councils team up to achieve one goal – recruit the next generation of foster carers

To coincide with the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament, Foster for Bradford is teaming up with local authorities and Children’s Trusts from across England with the aim of achieving one goal – to recruit a new generation of foster carers.

24 local council fostering teams have reformed Local Councils United – a virtual league with each team showcasing their football inspired films to cheer on the benefits of fostering for your local council.

As the nation follows with pride our England Lionesses, local councils and Trusts take pride in their carers and the children & young people they inspire, encourage and coach to be the best that they can be.

Football players, carers, young people and staff are all featured in the film clips which will play out each day on social media during the World Cup campaign with the hashtags #FosterGreatness #FosterWithYourCouncil.

Local Councils United: #FosterGreatness #FosterWithYourCouncil

Linzi Nicholson, Registered Manager of Foster for Bradford said:

“We are extremely proud of our fostering community in the Bradford district, involving over 500 foster families who each play an important role in supporting the children and young people they foster to achieve their goals.

“We also understand the challenges which come with this important role, and fully support our carers at every stage of the process, through assessment, training and supervision. Our foster carers are our greatest support network, and we want more people like them, to step up and do something great.”

Foster for Bradford will be featured on Day 6 of the World Cup Campaign – and will feature Bradford foster carers, the Bradford Children & Families Trust leadership team and the Foster for Bradford management team talking about why we need to recruit a new generation of foster carers in the Bradford district. You can watch the video on the Bradford Children & Families Trust YouTube channel.

The Foster for Bradford Facebook page will share each of the council’s campaigns every day so please follow @Foster4Bradford.

Do you have what it takes to be a fostering champion? If you do, Foster for Bradford is waiting to hear from you.

Follow the social media campaign and support your local fostering team as it travels across the country from Northumberland to Hertfordshire on 19th July 2023.

Catch all of the highlights along the way or track the campaign.