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Become a Foster Carer

Our foster carers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life and come from all sorts of backgrounds. However, they do have one thing in common – a passion for transforming the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Want to join them? If you’re patient, enthusiastic and dedicated, you’ve got what it takes to foster with us.

Where do I start?

Becoming a foster carer is a big decision and there are lots of things to think about before deciding whether it’s right for you including the impact fostering will have on your family and the fees and allowances you’ll receive.

Understanding how the fostering process works will also give you a better idea of what to expect when you apply to FCA Scotland. And it’s worth checking out the other things you’ll need to foster with us, like a spare bedroom.

Chat to us

Want to foster? We can help you decide whether it’s suitable for you. To chat to our friendly team of fostering advisors, call us on 0141 646 4805 or enquire online. For more information about fostering, download our brochure.

You need to have a spare bedroom for a young person to be placed with you.

We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure you get the support and advice you need, when you need it.

With many years of experience of working with foster carers in Scotland, we know how important it is to provide local support.

Why Children Need Foster Care

There are currently around 1,000 looked after children and young people across Scotland and all sorts of reasons why they need foster care. Sometimes it’s because ...

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Types of Fostering

Every ‘looked after’ child has a different background and their own unique life story. We’re here to help them understand their past and move forward ...

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The Fostering Process

We’ve been helping people become incredible foster carers for over 15 years, so we know exactly how the process works. That’s why we’re here for ...

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Fostering Finances

As a foster carer we believe you deserve to be rewarded for your hard work. That’s why we offer all our carers a generous package of ...

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Will Fostering Affect My Family?

It’s not just adults who foster. At Foster Care Associates Scotland we understand that your own children are an important part of the fostering journey, ...

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Training and Progression

We believe training is a vital part of every foster carer’s journey. After all, the more you know, the bigger the impact you’ll have on ...

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How can we help?

If you would like some more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you all you need to do is contact us.

Send me a brochure

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Enquire Online

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Phone us

Call us on 0141 646 4805 (lines open Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

Outside of these hours please call 0800 434 6000Freephone lines open Mon to Thurs – 5pm to 8pm.

Request a call back

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