At least 720 new foster families are needed across the Yorkshire and Humber this year to provide loving homes for children, according to figures released by The Fostering Network.
Jackie Sanders, director of public affairs for The Fostering Network, said: “Fostering can be an incredibly rewarding career and lifestyle choice for those who do come forward, opening their hearts and homes to children and young people who need security and stability.
“Fostering is also a challenging job, and when the match between foster family and child is not right, it becomes even more difficult.
“A wider pool of foster carers enables fostering services to be able to match the needs of each child more closely with the skills that each foster carer brings, and to find the right home for each child, first time.
“Children and young people come into care for a wide range of reasons, but all come needing professional, dedicated and compassionate support. Foster carers are remarkable people who open their homes to some of society’s most disadvantaged children and young people.”
To find out more about fostering opportunities and how to apply visit couldyoufoster.org.uk