New film highlights that ‘Any of Us’ can foster

Published: 27th Sep 2023

Watch a new film celebrating that 'Any of Us' can foster a child or young person...

A powerful new fostering film was launched this week at the Everyman Cinema in Birmingham, in a ground-breaking collaboration with over 80* local authorities and Children's Trusts across England.

The film looks at three very different people who all show some of the attributes and skills needed to be a foster carer in incidents from their everyday lives.

The message being that you don’t have to be a superhero to become a foster carer; you likely already have some the qualities needed to be a foster carer – the capacity to care being the foremost.

The film develops so that it becomes clear that one of these three everyday people will become the foster carer to Chloe. But which one of the three will be the one to make the difference?

The main character’s stories are all interwoven with Chloe’s, as we see her journey into fostering.

Tracy Collins, Head of Fostering at Birmingham Children’s Trust said: “Through this exciting collaborative production this film supports the positive role that our foster carers undertake in providing a loving nurturing family to children, supporting them to fulfil their potential.

We need more people to step forward to become foster carers and make a real difference to our children who will benefit from being part of a family.” 

Sarah Thomas, Chief Executive of the Fostering Network said:

“The Fostering Network has supported this project since the first collaborative film ‘Giants’ in 2017. It’s fantastic to see the fostering services work together to amplify their message to recruit much-needed foster carers. There’s currently a shortage of 6,000 fostering households in England, so films like this have a vital role to play in encouraging more people to become foster carers.

A lot of people rightly praised the John Lewis fostering advert at Christmas time, as poignant and socially responsible. ‘Any Of Us’ is right up there alongside it. Now it’s our job to have it seen as widely as possible, so more people take the first step and become the foster carers we need, right across England.”

Watch the film

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Interested in fostering?

If you believe that you could offer a loving and secure home to a child, young person, or sibling group, Foster Birmingham would love to hear from you and are currently fast-tracking applications! Contact our friendly team today for an informal discussion about how we can help you start your fostering journey on 0121 303 7575, or enquire online at

* = The full list of project partners is:

  • Achieving For Children (consortium of Kingston, Richmond, and Windsor & Maidenhead councils)
  • Barnet
  • Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Blackpool
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Bradford Children and Families Trust
  • Brent
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Bromley
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Calderdale
  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Camden
  • Cheshire East
  • Coventry
  • Croydon
  • Cumbria
  • Derby City
  • Derbyshire
  • Doncaster
  • Dudley
  • East Riding
  • East Sussex
  • Essex
  • Foster 4 Cheshire (consortium of Warrington, Halton and Cheshire West & Chester Councils)
  • Fostering Shared Services (consortium of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster councils)
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hackney
  • Hampshire
  • Haringey
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Hillingdon
  • Hull
  • Kent
  • Knowsley
  • Lancashire
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Luton
  • Merton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Norfolk
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Somerset
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northamptonshire Children's Trust
  • Northumberland
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oldham
  • Portsmouth
  • Rotherham
  • Rutland
  • Sandwell Children's Trust
  • Sefton
  • Sheffield
  • South Gloucestershire
  • South Tyneside
  • Southampton
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Southwark
  • St Helens
  • Staffordshire
  • Stockport
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Sutton
  • Swindon
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Thurrock
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Trafford
  • Wakefield
  • Walsall
  • Warwickshire
  • West Sussex
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcestershire Children First
  • York