CHESHIRE East Council has joined 22 other north west local authorities to encourage residents to foster a child in 2013.

As part of the You Can Foster campaign, television adverts will feature on ITV1 this week to urge people across the region to consider the idea.

Clr Rachel Bailey said: “We hope the campaign will persuade people who have never thought about fostering to explore the subject.” For details call 300 123 3223.