Fostering in Lothian
Foster Care Agency
We're urgently looking for more kind and caring people to join our East, West and Midlothian fostering team, so we can build brighter futures for more children and teenagers in foster care.
As an independent fostering agency with over 20 years of experience, we take great care when placing children with foster parents so they receive the very best care that’s tailored to their needs. Generally, the children who come into our care are aged between 5 to 18; many have experienced some kind of neglect, abuse or family dysfunction and need a stable, loving home until they're able to return home or move on to independence.
Foster families across East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian are supported by a local dedicated team of social workers and support staff, as well as a 24/7 helpline with a qualified social worker. The team also arrange regular local events and support groups, so our foster families always feel connected to others in the area. Foster parents also receive regular, quality training which occurs both virtually and face-to-face at our Edinburgh office.
If you’re ready to take your first step into joining our Lothian fostering team, chat to our friendly advisers today.
Call us at:
0800 369 8512
Out of hours:
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
Your local team
Ground Floor Suite 1
Mid New Cultins
Supervision with your social worker
Helpline for additional support
Support for young people
Events for the whole family
Other benefits of working with fosterplus
We’ve put together a great allowance and benefits package to recognise your professionalism and reward your commitment.
With a massive range of training courses to choose from, we’re able to create a tailor-made programme to meet your interest and needs.
The support has been absolutely fantastic. I've got friends with lots of different agencies and I get far more support. I'd tell everybody to go with Fosterplus"
Lorraine, Foster Parent with Fosterplus
Who can foster?
The minimum requirements to apply to become a foster parent are:
- 21 years of age or older
- Have the legal right to work in the UK
- Have a spare bedroom
- Have a strong desire to nurture a child in care
If you meet these criteria and would like to learn more, then we’d love to speak to you. We’ll be there every step of the way!