More than 600 children in Cumbria are currently in care and badly need a safe home. But at the moment there are just 200 households that are involved in fostering.
Nearly a third of people wrongly think they wouldn't be considered suitable.
Cumbria County Council is asking everyone to think about whether they could look after a child and this year it's emphasising the need for employers to support staff who want to take on the role.
Tim Backshall reports:
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