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Local Councils United’s goal to recruit foster carers during World Cup


Gloucestershire County Council is joining up with local authorities from across the UK to form a new virtual team for the World Cup, with the aim of achieving just one goal – to recruit more foster carers.

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Twenty-six local authorities from across the UK have joined ‘Local Councils United’ – a new virtual team – to share videos every day during the World Cup campaign highlighting reasons why people should foster with their local council.

The campaign brings together a united fostering community with football teams, carers, young people and families all featured in the clips which will be shared with the hashtag #FosterWithYourCouncil2022

Kicking off the campaign today is Northumberland County Council, with Medway Council providing the final video on day 27. Gloucestershire County Council’s video will be featured on day 21 of the World Cup Campaign on Saturday 10 December.  

Cllr Stephen Davies, cabinet member for children’s services and early years at Gloucestershire County Council said: “We are proud to join forces with local councils across the UK to raise the importance of fostering and ask whether you can help a child in care to reach their life goals.

“By becoming a foster carer for the county council, you will be supporting local children to stay local. This is so important as it allows children to remain in their own community, stay at their existing school, and be close to their friends and family.

“Like football, fostering brings people and communities together for a common purpose. By working together, we can make a real difference in a child’s life.”

Follow the campaign on social media @FosteringGlos which will share each of the participating council’s campaigns every day. You can watch all videos from the 27 councils here.

 Whether you are employed or not, you live alone or as part of a family, if you are interested in fostering, we would love to hear from you. Contact us now for a no obligation conversation to find out more about how we can support you to become a foster carer for Gloucestershire County Council.

Please visit or call 01242 532654.


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