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, which is why we do everything we can to support them.
If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer we’d encourage you to discuss it with your children as soon as possible. Fostering will affect their lives, so it’s important to listen to their views before making your decision.
Fostering can be a hugely enriching experience for your children, teaching them important life skills like empathy and compassion. They’ll learn how to work as part of a team and build relationships that can last a lifetime.
But it’s not always easy. They’ll have to learn to share your time and attention, along with their space and personal belongings. And it can be upsetting for your children when it’s time for a looked after child or young person to move on.
That’s why we’re there for them just as much as we’re there for you.
At FCA Scotland we care for the whole fostering family. That’s why your children also receive support as part of the support package we offer your family. For example, when your Social Worker visits you at home they’ll make time to talk to your child about their feelings and listen to their worries or concerns.
We also organise dedicated activities for birth children where they can meet other children who foster. And, of course, your own children are always included in all our family events and activities and participate in our service review and evaluation.
Interested in finding out more about how fostering can affect your family? Contact us to chat to one of our friendly fostering advisors.
If you would like some more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you all you need to do is contact 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 6000. Freephone lines open Mon to Thurs – 5pm to 8pm.