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Former Dragons' Den star Richard Farleigh told Daybreak he views foster care as "society's band-aid".
Farleigh, who was taken into foster care at an early age, said fostering "repairs cases and puts children back into society".
He said being fostered "completely changed my life":
The charity Action for Children has launched a campaign to dispel the most common 'myths' that prevent people from becoming foster carers.
These 'myths' are:
- Renters cannot foster
- Only those in full time employment can foster
- Those who are gay cannot foster
- Men cannot foster
- Over 55s cannot foster
The charity Action for Children is warning the Midlands is facing a shortage of 1,450 foster carers this year.
The charity says they are 'on course for a crisis' and are encouraging more people to consider fostering one of the 5,200 children in care in the region.
The Midlands is facing a shortage of 1,450 foster carers this year, according to Action for Children.
The charity is encouraging people to consider fostering one of the 5,200 children in care in the region by dispelling myths about who can take on a child.