Wales suffers from foster carer shortage
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Foster Care fortnight: Carer shortage in Wales

More than 400 foster families are needed in Wales in the next year to ensure children in need get a suitable home.

The Fostering Network said there was "a particular need" for carers for teenagers and sibling groups.

The charity's latest figures - released as part of Foster Care Fortnight (8-22 May) - show 7,180 families are needed across the UK.

Director Colin Turner said without more foster families in Wales coming forward, some children will "find themselves living a long way from family".

  • 08 May 2017
  • From the section Wales