On the show today we had an interview with Sharon O'Brien about fostering and recruiting more foster carers in West Herts.
Sharon has been a foster carer for 11 years having previously been a child minder.
To be a good foster carer Sharon advised a good sense of humour aswell as being compassionate and understanding.
Lots of training is available if you're interested in being a foster carer. Currently a shortage of foster carers exists in Hertfordshire so if your interested in being a foster carer you can call 0800 917 0925 to be speak to the Herts fostering recruitment team who will be able to give you more information and guidance. For general information you can also check out www.fostering.net