Photos: Fostering fathers

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13 June 2014

ROB PURBRICK

Fostering fathers: Sir Mark Hedley, a High Court judge, is one of several professional men who are also foster fathers and are supporting the Evangelical Alliance's (EA) Home for Good campaign this Father's Day (15 June).

The Alliance says that the Fostering Network reports that while there are  52,500 foster families looking after 63,000 children in the UK another 8600 families are still needed to be found this year.

 

The Home for Good campaign is encouraging Christian men to come forward to provide homes.

Dr Krish Kandiah, a director of the EA, and himself a foster father, said: "We have been travelling the country talking to churches about this and many women say they would love to be foster carers, but it is their husbands putting the brakes on their family taking part. 

"I am calling on men to step forward and be the father that these vulnerable children need." 

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