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Caerphilly pupils head up fostering campaign

Posted on : 15 May 2017

Caerphilly pupils head up fostering campaign
Caerphilly pupils head up fostering campaign

Two year six pupils from a Caerphilly primary school are heading up a campaign to encourage more people to foster this Foster Care Fortnight (8th-21st May).

Ten year old Madison Blundell and eleven year old Jack Morgan from Nant Y Parc Primary School in Senghenydd have starred in a short film, made in house by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Communications team, which aims to promote the vast benefits that fostering can have, both for the child and the wider foster family.

Madison and Jack’s Head teacher, Nicola Davies said, “We are really pleased to be involved in the production of this short film, particularly for such an important issue as fostering. I hope people will see how rewarding becoming a foster carer can be and think about whether this may be something they’d like to consider. I must also say a massive well done to our budding actors Madison and Jack for their excellent contribution to the film”.

Caerphilly’s Leader elect Cllr David Poole added, “Foster carers can and do make a tremendous difference to the lives of children and young people in their care, and Foster Care Fortnight is a very important annual event which highlights how beneficial fostering can be to both the child and the wider foster family. I would encourage anyone who may be interested in becoming a foster carer to get in touch with our team to find out more about how they can change a child’s life – and enrich their own”.

Fostering is the chance to make an important difference to a child’s life. All types of families from all kinds of backgrounds can foster a child or group of children. Caerphilly County Borough Council is currently looking for more foster carers for children of all ages in the county borough who would be willing to help give them the best start in life.

To contact Caerphilly County Borough Council’s fostering team, please call 0800 587 5664, text ‘foster’ to 78866 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/fostering
 
The short film can be viewed at www.facebook.com/yourcaerphilly



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