Fostering in Scotland
Foster Care Agency
Around 4,750 children are currently living in foster care in Scotland. The most common reasons for children coming into care are due to emotional or domestic abuse, drug and alcohol misuse and neglect - sometimes a combination of these.
Children may need a home for a night or two, several months or many years until they turn eighteen. We're looking to grow our passionate team of foster parents in Scotland, so we can make a life-changing difference to even more young people in care.
And if you have space in your home and heart for siblings then even better - there's currently a national shortage of families who can foster siblings in Scotland, with 21% of them being separated.
We have local offices across Scotland, including Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. With over 20 years' fostering experience, we know how to train, support and reward our foster families, so you'll be in safe hands. So if you're interested in fostering in Scotland, why not speak to our team today?
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.
Who can foster in Scotland?
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!