More than half of foster carers have considered giving up the role due to the rising cost of living, a survey has found.

Sarah Anderson, the founder of FosterWiki – an information service for foster carers – has warned that the system will be 26,000 foster carers short by 2026 “if nothing is done to address this serious problem”.

The survey of 1,064 foster carers found that 54 per cent had considered resigning due to soaring living costs.

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