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Foster shortages 'due to myths'

The Midlands is facing a shortage of 1,450 foster carers this year, according to Action for Children.

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Charity lists the most common 'myths' of foster caring

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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