More foster carers are urgently needed to give homes to the rising number of children taken into care.
The problem is particularly acute in Southampton where the number of children removed from their parents has just exceeded 500.
Kerry Swain has been to meet a grandmother who's been fostering vulnerable children for the past 25 years.
Anyone willing to open their home and their heart to a child should ring 0800 5 19 18 18 or click here for more details.
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