Fostering in Scotland

Together with our foster families, we’re making an extraordinary difference to the lives of children in foster care across Scotland.

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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?

Ayr

By phone

Call us at:
0800 369 8512

Out of hours:
03332 205041

Edinburgh

By phone

Call us at:
0800 369 8512

Out of hours:
03332 205041

Glasgow

By phone

Call us at:
0800 369 8512

Out of hours:
03332 205041

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 Ayr

Who can foster?

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!

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Foster Care Agency Highland

Proud of the outcomes we achieve

We achieve successful, stable foster care placements through building strong relationships with our foster families; by understanding their strengths, vulnerabilities, family dynamics and training and support requirements, we’re able to carefully match their skillset with the needs of a child.

Successful outcomes always start with the quality of the matching – and we take extra care when placing a child with a family to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for all.

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