Wales 'faces foster care crisis'

The charity Action for Children is warning that there could be a crisis in fostering here, with shortage of carers made worse by the fact that many people wrongly believe they are not eligible to foster.

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Carer shortage prompts fears of a foster care 'crisis' in Wales

A leading foster care provider has warned that Wales is on course for a fostering crisis.

Action for Children says there's already a shortage of carers here - and the problem's getting worse, because many potential carers don't think that they're eligible to foster.

Its research found that half of people in Wales wrongly think those over the age of 55 can't foster.

36 percent think you can't do it if you live in rented accommodation - and 12 percent believe men can't be the main carer.

Tom Sheldrick has been to meet one man from the Rhondda Valley who's proved that's very much not the case.

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