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Fostering film in the running for Royal Television Society Awards

Related topics: Children's services / Partner organisations

A fostering film co-produced by 14 councils including Shropshire Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious TV award.

The film has been recognised in the ‘Promotional Content’ category of the West Midlands Region Royal Television Awards. The film promotes fostering, and was produced by Spark Media.

Fostering - Foster Care Fortnight 2018


The film “Truth Be Told: a film about Fostering” launched in March 2019. It is a collaborative project by 14 councils across the West Midlands and East Midlands, looking at the true stories of two sets of children and their foster carers. It briefly but honestly captures the highs and lows of fostering. Life with children and young people is always full of challenges, but for those who have been through difficult life situations, the complexities and needs can be even more intense.

The film explores the world of teenager Carl and his carer, and two young sisters, Toni and Leah cared for by a same-sex couple. This small snapshot into their lives gives a hint of their history and the reality of being a foster carer. But more importantly, it looks at the great connection, personal progress and depth of love that can come when supporting someone through adversity. The fostering story may begin with a hello, but that’s just the beginning of a rich, complex and ultimately rewarding journey.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Birmingham on Friday 29 November 2019.