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Councils team up to support Lionesses and recruit the next generation of foster carers.

To coincide with the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament which kicks off on 20 July, Staffordshire County Council’s fostering service have teamed up with other local authorities in a campaign to recruit a new generation of foster carers.

24 local council fostering teams have re-formed 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.

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

Cllr Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Staffordshire County Council said: “This is a really simple and fun way of roaring on the Lionesses in the World Cup, while highlighting the benefits of fostering for your local council.

“Being a foster carer is a great thing to do and it makes a real difference to the lives of thousands of children every day. We do have a shortage of foster carers in Staffordshire and are looking to recruit around 60 more families this year. If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, please get in touch with the team.”

Staffordshire’s video was filmed at Rowley Park in Stafford, featuring Andrea Johnson, Emma Howitt, James Woods and Terry McDermott from the fostering team. It will be featured on 8 August but for people who can’t wait, it can be viewed on YouTube.

People can catch all the highlights along the way or track the campaign here, People can also follow the campaign @Fosterforstaffs on Facebook and support your local fostering team as it travels across the country.

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