Midlands faces shortage of almost 1,500 foster carers

Action for Children is encouraging people to consider fostering a child Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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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.