In total, last year there were 600 foster families who took in children, while in 2020 there were 569.
Meanwhile, 151 foster families in 2021 did not take in any children, and 44 could not do so for justified reasons.
Data show that a total of 1,413 children lived in foster families last year, most of whom, or 715, were between four and 12 years old. A further 508 children were aged 13 to 17 and 190 were under three years old.
During last year, 312 children were placed in foster families, of which 140 were 4 to 12 years old, 110 were aged three and under, and 62 were aged 13 to 17.