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
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