Getting ready for adult life
Moving onto independent living can seem daunting, but leaving care doesn’t mean you’ll no longer be supported.
Here at FCA Scotland we pride ourselves on the support, guidance and opportunities we offer to help all our young people on the path to independence. Whether this is a care leaver or whether you are Staying Put with your foster carers, we offer all the tools to equip you with life after foster care.
A wrap-around team of support:
You are the star of the show here and will have a team around you to support you in conquering the challenges and grabbing the opportunities ahead. With you at the centre, you’ll have the following team working to support you:
- Personal Advisor
- Local Authority Social Worker
- Participation/Education Team
- Foster Carer
- FCA Scotland Social Worker
Become a Care Leaver Consultant
We recognise the power of the knowledge and experience you can bring to young people, foster carers and staff. As a Care Experienced Consultant you will be employed on a casual basis to sit on FCA panels (after training) and for staff recruitment. You will also be a part of our Journey to Foster Training for potential foster carers and may act as a mentor for other young people. This offers a great opportunity to build relationships within FCA Scotland, whilst gaining first-hand experience in employment.
You will have the training to enable to you:
- Sit on interview panels
- Mentor our young people
- Engage in one of the many workshops we offer to our young people
- Promote positive outcomes
- Take part in foster carer training sessions
- Be part of our panel process
If you're looking for contact details or are not sure whom you need to talk to then our handy contact sheet is a great place to start!
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