Fostering in Scotland

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Fostering People Scotland, Suite G2/3, Faraday Business Centre, 34 Faraday Street, Dundee, DD2 3QQ

We want to extend a very warm welcome to everyone who is considering becoming a foster parent in Scotland.  We know it’s a big decision, but here at Fostering People Scotland you can be assured you’ve found the right fostering agency to suit you.

We’re rated as ‘Excellent’ by the Care Inspectorate across all areas of our fostering services, so you can be assured you’ll receive the very best support from our friendly and enthusiastic team.

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Why fostering with Fostering People in Scotland?

We work with every local authority in Scotland providing great fostering placements for children of all ages from babies to young adults and we receive many hundreds of requests for family placements each year as there is a real shortage of foster carers in Scotland.

Fostering People Scotland is a not-for-profit independent fostering agency, and we are actively recruiting foster parents from Aberdeenshire to the Lothian’s as well as the West of Scotland, to care for children of all ages.  Nationally across Scotland there is a particular shortage of foster parents who can care for siblings and for foster parents who are able to commit to a child on a permanent basis to bring stability and a forever family to a young person until they reach independence.

As a foster parent in Scotland you’ll be a member of a close knit, supportive and child-centred team.  Our foster parents are never just a number, we know each and every one of them all personally.  We always listen to what our families tell us.  Here at Fostering People Scotland we are small enough that our families can influence how we operate whilst having the larger support of the wider Fostering People organisation.

Our experienced team not only know fostering professionally, we have members of our team who know what it’s like from personal experience too, either as foster parents themselves or because they have lived in a fostering family, enabling them to be able to support you with knowledge and compassion.

As a foster parent with us, you’ll be invited to attend our events and activities designed for the whole family.  Previous activities have included trips to the zoo, baking competitions, parties, picnics, trampolining, go karting bowling.

Our young people are given the opportunity to meet and share their experiences, we’ve even had a visit from Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister who came along to hear our young people share their views.

For our foster parents we hold pamper sessions, Christmas lunches and coffee mornings to enable you to get together with other foster parents socially alongside our friendly and welcoming support groups.

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I have been a qualified social worker for over 20 years and I have always worked with children, young people and foster carers.  I began working with Fostering People in 2012, at that time we were just a new organisation with no foster carers, staff or even an office!  I am really delighted with what we have achieved over the years and how we have been able to grow and develop the service.  We now have a really experienced and hardworking staff team and many wonderful and committed fostering families providing outstanding care to children and young people.   I feel very privileged to work with such amazing dedicated people!

Cassie Yeaman Registered Manager

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“Fostering People have been so supportive, the training they provide has been really interesting and every time you pick up the phone there is always someone there, the support has been amazing”.

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If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more about foster care in Scotland, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Fostering People Scotland, Suite G2/3, Faraday Business Centre, 34 Faraday Street, Dundee, DD2 3QQ