Foster Care Fortnight

A charity is calling on people in the North West to see if they have room in their hearts and their homes for children who need foster families. According to the Fostering Network, more than 11,000 children living with foster families in the region

Record number of foster families in the North West

Foster family in Widnes Credit: ITV Granada

A charity is calling on people in the North West to see if they have room in their hearts and their homes for children who need foster families.

According to the Fostering Network, more than 11,000 children living with foster families in the region, which is a record number.

A charity is calling on people to become foster parents in the North West Credit: ITV Granada

Cllr Graham Wright, Knowsley Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said: "The reason we need more foster parents is so that we can expand the kind of offer we have."

He added: "If we had more foster parents we'd be in a better position to guarantee longer placements and not to interrupt placements.

For more information on fostering, please visit www.fostering.net or www.knowsley.gov.uk.