This 20 minute documentary film was commissioned by Cumbria County Council it details the council's vision of the Parenting Pledge to looked after children and all young people in Cumbria. Our presenter is Dailayna, a care leaver from Whitehaven. Filming took place all over Cumbria - we covered a lot of miles as we showed how to deliver Cumbria's Promise - you'll see what we mean if you take a look at the film on our home page (or videos page). Cumbria's Promise was launched with screenings of the film all over Cumbria this November (2012).

Directed by Tim Fleming

Camera & editing, Tom Lloyd

Sound, Dan Fox

Music, Tim Fleming


23 November 2012

Posted by Tim Fleming

Cumbria's Promise

Our latest documentary - commissioned by Cumbria Children's Services about the local authority parenting pledge to looked after children.

We completed the film in September 2011 and it has now been launched officially and released for general use by Cumbria Childrens Services this November.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the making of this film - young people, staff and elected members. 

We'd also like to thank all the young people who who took part in the West Coast Pledge project which produced so much material that inspired Cumbria's Promise, some of which we have featured in this film.


23 May 2012

Posted by Phil Powell

I Promise (2b)

Written as credit roll tune for our latest documentary, Cumbria's Promise, which will be released online soon. This is a documentary about the County Council Promise to all children and young people who are looked after.

"We set out to empower children through the arts, and in the process changed ourselves."

Senior Foster Care Services manager