Foster Care Agency
We’re looking to find even more kind-hearted and passionate individuals to join our Edinburgh fostering family, so we can provide stable, nurturing homes to more children in care.
Situated close to the Edinburgh Bypass (A720), we support foster families and children living in Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Lothian and the borders.
As well as receiving extensive training and support, and a generous weekly fostering allowance to support both you and the child in your care, you’ll benefit from an extremely rewarding career that transforms the lives of children in your local community.
If you’re ready to take your first step into fostering, speak 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.
"Our ethos at Fosterplus is very much around providing continuity to the children and young people we care for, so they feel safe, secure and able to build nurturing relationships with their foster families while maintaining positive connections with their birth family too.
We achieve this by carefully matching children and young people with foster parents who can meet their individual needs and provide a loving home for as long as it's needed. We also ensure that our foster parents receive the support they need to overcome challenges and establish long-lasting relationships with the children they care for.
We're fully committed to #KeepingthePromise and are working hard to make ongoing enhancements to the services we deliver to children and young people in our care." Chrise Grundy Hoban, Head of Operations
“The difference you can make to a child’s life is just truly immeasurable”
March 31 2021
Richard shares his experience as a single foster parent and caring for a vulnerable young person during a pandemic.
“I just couldn't stop thinking to myself, ‘I want to help; I want to make a difference…’”
February 18 2021
Sarah and her husband, Steven, decided to embark on a new journey in fostering just over three years ago, after a lifetime of wanting to give children a brighter future.
Welcoming our first foster child
July 17 2020
Adi and Kelly started fostering in 2019 and have cared for a number of children in a short space of time. Today, they share their experience of welcoming their first child.
Lessons from a first time foster parent
June 25 2020
Taryn is a foster parent, who shares her experience of fostering and welcoming her first child into her home.
Mike and Rose
May 22 2020
Rose and Mike, foster parents based in Milton Keynes, have provided over 100 periods of vital care.
“There’s nothing like seeing the world through a child’s eyes”
May 22 2020
Theresa, a foster parent based in Gloucester, shares the magic of Christmas.
Keeping the Promise
March 1 2021
Chrise Grundy Hoban, Head of Operations for Fosterplus Scotland, outlines her commitment to #KeepthePromise for the children and young people of Scotland.
Celebrating Foster Parents Who Are Keeping Siblings Together
April 7 2020
We are celebrating inspiring foster parents who are keeping siblings in care together.
Fostering Assessments with Fosterplus during social distancing
April 6 2020
Read how Fosterplus are assessing new foster parents during the Covid-19 government restrictions.
Fosterplus Donates Over 300 Items to Food Banks This Christmas
December 20 2019
Read how Fosterplus have been collecting food to help those in need during the festive season.
Team MK Take On 12-Hour Cyclathon for Children In Need
November 29 2019
Read about our 12-hour cyclathon challenge undertaken by Milton Keynes team to raise money for Children in Need.
How to Support Your Own Children When Fostering
March 28 2019
If you're thinking of becoming a foster parent, read some great advice from our experienced foster carers on how to support your own children when fostering.
Things to do on the First Day with a Foster Child
March 28 2019
Our foster carers share advice for welcoming your first foster child and what to do on that first day.
How to Prepare for Your First Foster Child
March 28 2019
Foster carers share their advice and tips for welcoming your first foster child.
How to Get Your Child to Wear a Helmet
January 25 2019
Children's safety is so important so we've put together some easy tricks that you can try for getting your child to wear a helmet when out on their bike.
How You Can Encourage Learning Over Christmas
December 13 2018
Take a look at our suggestions for fun, festive activities that encourage learning for children.
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!