Listening to foster carers, responding to your needs
Fostering is a journey, and we make sure you don’t take it alone. We’re there for you every step of the way, responding to your needs with support, training and all the resources you’d expect from a large and long-established foster care specialist. When you foster with FCA Scotland, it’s not just you and the young person in your home. Think of us as an extended team, there for you, 24/7, whenever you need us, whatever your question. All our expertise is available to help you. Here’s a very brief introduction to the key benefits of FCA Scotland.
Looking to find out more about fostering?
If you're thinking about fostering, then why not get in touch with our friendly fostering advisor Niki, who will be able to answer any questions you have about becoming a foster carer with FCA Scotland.
Participation and involvement
With a wide range of initiatives, we make sure you feel connected to our teams, involved in our work and able to shape the way we support you. Our doors are always open and we’re always listening.
Our unique model of support that forms a close-knit team of professionals around you and your foster child. You’re part of a team who are all devoted to helping children in care have the healthiest and brightest future.
Regular events and activities
We organise regular events and activities to bring the whole fostering family together. There’s always something going on near you and always someone you can talk to. When you foster with us you are never alone.
Foster care isn't the same everywhere and we wouldn't expect anyone to foster without the right support. Which is why we provide the very best support package for our foster carers.
Excellent allowances and benefits
Our allowances recognise your hard work and commitment and help cover the costs of caring for children – including holidays, clothes and little treats along the way. Our highly competitive fostering allowance package also includes a free membership to FosterTalk, an organisation which offers support helplines and guidance as well as great member offers and deals.
We know our foster carers do an incredible job looking after the children and young people in their care, and we want to show them just how much they’re appreciated. So every October we say a big thank to all of our foster carers by celebrating Foster Carer Appreciation Day. We organise a special local event for our foster carers and also take the time to recognise and acknowledge the role of birth children of foster carers who too play a vital role within the fostering family.
National foster carer forum
We value the contribution our foster carers make and we’re always here to listen, to help and to engage you in shaping the future of our service. That’s why we have a foster carer forum and a network of carer reps. Every three months, carer reps from across the UK come together at the National Carer Forum to share good practice, learn from one other and talk directly to our senior leadership team.
Interested in becoming a foster parent with FCA Scotland?
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