They dedicate their lives to looking after children - often in very challenging circumstances. Being a foster carer is a 24 hour job, but despite this carers have no workers' rights.
According to a survey - carried out by the Fostering Network - more than 50 per cent of foster carers felt their allowance did not cover the full cost of looking after fostered children.
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In some cases, victims of violence and other serious crimes face long delays as forces are unable to dispatch officers promptly.
Among those murdered was Keith Palmer, an unarmed constable who "did his job and never wanted any fuss."
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