To highlight the needs of these [foster] children and the transformation foster parents can make to their lives, the county council has produced a moving film as part of its Something Missing campaign.
The film follows a 12-year-old girl whose mum is unable to care for her, and who is left feeling neglected, scared and needing help. It also follows the interest shown by a couple who have the time, space and desire to welcome someone else in their lives.
Cabinet member Teresa Heritage said: “We are particularly in need of foster carers for older children like the young person featured in our film. Fostering offers the opportunity to make a life-changing contribution to the lives of vulnerable children and young people looked after by Herts, so please consider becoming a foster carer.”