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More foster families needed in Yorkshire & Humber

More foster families needed in region Credit: PA

At least 750 new foster families are needed across Yorkshire and the Humber during 2014, according to figures from the Fostering Network.

More foster families are needed not only to replace the 12 per cent who leave each year, but to ensure that the children who come into foster care find carers who have the skills and qualities they need, and are available immediately.

Families are particularly needed to provide homes for teenagers, children with disabilities and sibling groups.

The Fostering Network says without enough families willing and able to offer homes to these groups, some children will find themselves living a long way from family, school and friends or being split up from brothers and sisters.

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