AS part of Foster Care Fortnight running until May 27, a leading fostering agency is looking to recruit more carers to offer loving homes to needy youngsters.

Foster Cafe Associates (FCA) hopes to encourage enthusiastic, committed and resilient people to offer safe and stable homes to vulnerable children across the borough.

The organisation says there is a shortfall of around 900 foster carers in the West Midlands and around 8,750 across the UK.

To find out more about fostering call 0800 023 4561 or visit website