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Emergency Fostering

What is emergency foster care?

There are times when we urgently need to find foster care for a child or young person. This could be because their parent has been unexpectedly taken into hospital or they have become involved in a serious child protection issue.

What’s involved?

Children and young people needing emergency care may never have been fostered before and are likely to be frightened and confused. By welcoming them into your home for one night, a week or maybe longer, you’ll be providing them with the best possible care.

Once we’ve safely placed a child or young person, we’ll work with the Local Authority whilst they undertake an assessment to decide the most appropriate course of action. This could result in a decision for them to return safely home, seek a longer term placement or remain with you in the short-term while we establish further plans.

What support will I receive?

Whenever you take an emergency placement – whether it’s during the daytime, in the middle of the night or at the weekend – we’ll be there for you. Your local out of hours team will provide you with practical, one-to-one support.

Interested in becoming an emergency carer? Fill in an online enquiry form or speak to our friendly team on 0141 646 4805.


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

  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
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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.

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