Children in care numbers 'rise to 90,000'

The number of children in the care system has risen for the seventh year in a row to more than 90,000 people, Barnardos said, as it launched a celebrity-backed campaign to recruit more foster parents.

Brenda Farrell, head of fostering and adoption at Barnardo's, said:

"The number of children in the care system in the UK has risen for the seventh year in a row to more than 90,000 and at least 8,600 new foster carers are needed in the UK .

As part of the campaign a host of celebrities shares their most cherished childhood photos and memories for a number of stunts to kick off Barnardo's sixth annual Fostering and Adoption Week across London, Manchester and Glasgow.

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Stars share childhood snaps in foster parents campaign

Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley and Peter Capaldi are among a host of celebrities who have shared their most cherished childhood snaps as part of a campaign drive to recruit foster parents for the growing number of children who need them.