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Fostering film nominated for top award

Short movie about siblings is in the running

two ladies who are foster carers, and the girl they are fostering, are all looking and smiling at a tablet device

A short film produced by Leicestershire County Council’s fostering service, along with 12 other local councils, has been nominated for a top award.

‘Giants’ has been shortlisted in the 2017 UK Public Sector Communications Awards for the category of partnership engagement initiative of the year.
Leicestershire teamed up with other local authorities across the East and West Midlands, including Leicester City Council, to launch the short film.


This is great news. It really shows the benefit of taking a collaborative approach, and, by drawing on a wider pool of talents, we have been able to produce a high-quality film which captures the importance of keeping siblings together.


The three-minute film tells the story of Jack and Ellie, siblings who want to stay together when they find themselves in foster care.

Two open evenings will also be held from 6.15pm-8pm at County Hall in Glenfield this month on Thursday (August 3), and on Wednesday, August 23, for anyone who wants to find out more about fostering.

For more information about fostering with Leicestershire County Council, and to see the 'Giants' video, visit  or call 0116 305 0505.

For more information about fostering with Leicester City Council,  visit or call 0116 454 4500.

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