Foster carer, 64,: I've still got loads to give a child

Britain is facing a shortage of 9,000 foster carers this year as many people mistakenly believe myths about who would be allowed to foster children, a children's charity has said.

At sixty-four, foster mother Maggie Webster, wrongly believed she would be too old and says, "I still think I've got loads to give a child".

ITV News' Sejal Karia reports.

Read: Dispelling the myths: A guide to becoming a foster carer

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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.