A CAMPAIGN to recruit more foster carers is getting a boost with adverts on buses.
The Examiner told last month how a big shortage was knocking a hole in Kirklees Council finances.
Social services chiefs are being forced to use private agencies - at a cost of about £700 a week.
Clr Geoff Alvy, Kirklees Cabinet member for children's services, said: "The shortage of foster carers means we increasingly have to use agencies. This often means young people needing foster care have to go outside their local area.
"I am sure there are many local people who would be excellent carers."
Clr Alvy and Janet Matley, manager of the council's fostering and adoption unit, are seen with one of the adverts.