Charity wants to debunk foster carer 'myths'

The charity Action for Children said members of the public incorrectly believe that you cannot foster a child if you are:

  • Living in rented accommodation
  • Gay
  • Not in full-time employment
  • Over 55-years-old
  • Male

Read: UK faces shortage of 9,000 foster carers due to 'myths'

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Foster shortage 'due to myths'

Britain is facing a shortage of 9,000 foster carers this year as many people mistakenly believe they would not be allowed to foster children, a children's charity has said.