Could you be a foster carer?

There is increasing pressure on fostering services in England and Wales according to the Fostering Network.

They want to highlight the fact that there is a shortage of 10,000 foster families across the UK.

Foster Care Fortnight is taking place from the 17th to 30th May and it is hoped that it will encourage more potential foster parents to come forward.

Research commissioned by the Fostering Network has found that in the last 12 months, 4 out of 5 local authorities saw a rise in the number of children needing foster homes.

The study also found that over half of all local authorities finding it harder than usual to find the right homes for children.

Click here to find out more about becoming a foster carer.