Fostering in Glasgow
Foster Care Agency
Everything we do is focused on ensuring we can give children the chance to live in a family where they’re valued, encouraged and given exactly the support they need to reach their full potential. We take extra care when matching, so children can live in a family environment that suits their needs and where they can really feel at home.
All of our offices are rated as 'Excellent' or 'Very Good' by the Care Inspectorate, demonstrating our standards of care provided to children. Our Glasgow fostering team supports foster families, children and teenagers living across Glasgow, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Argyle and Bute.
We've been working with foster families across Scotland for more than 20 years and have local established teams of social workers all across the region, supporting families with fortnightly supervision, regular support groups and local family events.
We also deliver ongoing training both face-to-face (with travel to either our Glasgow or Edinburgh office) and virtually, so you'll never stop learning. Plus, you'll have access to a 24/7 helpline with a qualified social worker, so you'll never be more than a phone call away from non-judgemental, professional advice.
If you’re ready to take your first step into fostering, 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
25 Colquhoun Avenue,
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
"I wasn't ready not to be a mum anymore."
September 19 2023
Alison is a mother and a grandmother. She started her fostering journey in 2017 and has had several young people in her care over the last 6 years.
“It’s good to know everyone’s culture. If it’s important to the child or their family, then we do what we need to do.”
July 5 2023
Super parents, Maryelen and Billy, share their inspiring story which has led them to foster over 50 children and create a charity close to their hearts.
“You get to take these children in and give them better hope for the future”
June 15 2023
Foster dad John shares his love for fostering and family life.
“I kept thinking I’m good at caring for people and I’d love to give a child a loving home”
May 16 2023
As a single woman in her 60s, and with her own children all grown up, Jane now had the time and focus to care for a foster child. She shares her inspiring story.
“To be a foster carer has been a dream of mine”
March 17 2023
Danielle always wanted to be a foster carer. She shares her first year of fostering this Mother’s Day.
"Fostering is the best thing that I have ever done”
September 29 2021
Same-sex foster parents, Craig and Byron reflect upon their first year of fostering.
Fosterplus South Team Delight in their Outstanding Result
September 11 2023
Fosterplus South is celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating following an official inspection from Ofsted. The latest result is a huge achievement for Fosterplus which achieved ‘outstanding’ in all areas.
Tax Cut for Foster Parents
March 20 2023
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announces an increase in tax relief for foster carers, meaning a greater income for thousands of foster families.
Edinburgh Rugby Star Delivers Special Gift to Foster Child
March 14 2023
A 13-year-old fan enjoyed a special visit from his favourite player at Edinburgh Rugby Club, after his rugby ball was stolen at school.
Young Person Raises £240 For Homelessness
December 8 2022
A young person at Fosterplus has taken on a 20 mile cycling challenge to raise money for homelessness charity Social Bite.
Child in care raises over £1,000 for children’s hospice
June 8 2021
A young person in our care has raised over £1,000 for a children's hospice by cycling over 200km.
Project Linus Provides Comfort Blankets for Children in Care
May 20 2021
Our Milton Keynes fostering team comes together with Project Linus to share handmade comfort blankets with children in care.
Helping Children Deal with Bullying and Cyberbullying
November 27 2023
One of the biggest challenges young people face is bullying and cyberbullying. We discuss what this means, how to spot the signs and what to do to support your child.
Maintaining Your Mental Well-being as a Foster Parent
October 9 2023
Foster parents invest significant time and effort in safeguarding the mental well-being and happiness of the children in their care. However, it's essential to consider: Who is taking care of the foster parents themselves?
Black History Month 2023
October 6 2023
At Fosterplus, we are celebrating Black History Month. Download useful resources and get involved via our poetry competition.
How to Help Youth Aging out of Foster Care
September 18 2023
Most young people leave foster care at 18 years old. Unfortunately, a number of foster children are never able to reunite with their families, essentially leaving them alone in the world with little support. How can we help prevent the youth from aging out of the foster care system?
Meaningful Ways to Use a Spare Room
August 18 2023
Here are five ideas to inspire you to transform your spare room into a purposeful and (potentially) life-changing space.
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!