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.
With myths preventing people from coming forward, and the public not knowing the true extent of just how many children are currently in care, we are on course for a crisis.
There is an urgent need to tackle these misconceptions to move children into loving homes so they have the stability they need.
With the UK's population at an all-time high, sadly the number of children coming into care will continue to rise, and so will the need for carers.
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Another fine day is expected on Tuesday after a frosty start. Plenty of sunshine but still rather chilly. Perhaps one or two light showers.
Starting frosty but gradually becoming less cold, with a northerly breeze. Becoming cloudy at times, with sleet and later rain showers.