A FOSTERING agency is holding a ten-hour open day in Bromsgrove on Thursday, November 7.

Clifford House will be opening its house to individuals and families who are interested in becoming carers from 9am-7pm.

The independent agency is located at Bellway House on Worcester Road.

Guests will be able to pop in and speak to the Clifford House fostering team, as well as current foster carers, to gain an insight into the life of a foster carer, gather information and ask any questions they may have.

As of March 31, 2018, there were 53,040 children in care according to Ofsted, an increase of more than 1,000 compared to the 2017 figures.

As a result, more foster carers than ever are needed to care for these vulnerable children.