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Fostering in Edinburgh

We’ve been carefully matching children in care with incredible foster parents for over 25 years and are proud to be part of their journey.

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Edinburgh and East of Scotland Fostering Agency

We’re looking to find even more kind-hearted and passionate individuals to join our Edinburgh and East of Scotland fostering family, so we can provide stable, nurturing homes to more children in care.

We support foster families, children and teenagers living in the City of Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Lothian, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Dundee, Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, and more. 

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 interesting in joining our Edinburgh and East of Scotland fostering team, speak to our friendly advisers today.

By phone

Call us at:
0800 369 8512

Out of hours:
03332 205041

Your local team

Liberty House
15 Cromarty Campus
KY11 2YB

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Proud of the outcomes we achieve

All our offices are rated 'Excellent' or 'Very Good' by the Care Inspectorate, demonstrating our commitment to providing the best outcomes to children and families we support. 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.


"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 

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Irene's story

Irene and her family joined Fosterplus over 6 years ago and have been caring for a brother and sister on a long-term basis ever since.

While Irene admits that it hasn't always been easy, she says that fostering has brought her family so many happy memories and can't believe the positive influence it's had on her own daughter.

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Who can foster?

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!

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