Fostering in Scotland

Over 63,000 children live with foster families in the UK and 30,000 more children are expected to come into care every year. By becoming a foster carer with us, you'll help provide safe and supportive homes to these children.

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Why choose FCA Scotland?

Extensive training

There are different types of foster carer training and all our training is mapped to regulations and national minimum standards.

Financial allowance

On average, our foster carers receive approx £400 per child, per week, as well as benefiting from a range of discounts on shops and family experiences.

24/7 support

We have established one of the UK’s best social worker to foster carer ratios to ensure we are able to dedicate more time to you when you need it most.

Got a question about fostering?

Our team are available to answer any questions you may about fostering.

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Can I foster?

Many people rule themselves out of fostering but actually, all kinds of people make wonderful foster carers. The minimum requirements you need to foster are:

  • You need to be at least 21, but there is no upper age limit to foster.
  • You must have a spare bedroom, but you do not need to own your home.
  • You must have a legal right to live and work in the UK.

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What our foster carers have to say...

Jan, Rosyth

"Watching young people break their own boundaries, shock themselves and discover a new kind of self-belief because of this is amazing to see."

Shagufta, Edinburgh

“It is a beautiful feeling when you go to bed at night knowing you are making a difference in a child’s life”

Jim, Glasgow

"The hardest part of fostering [is] watching the children you’ve nurtured move on. Yet it’s also the most rewarding when you can see how far they have come thanks to the stable and loving home you’ve provided.”

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Whether you are ready to become a foster carer or just want to speak to an expert to learn more, drop us a message and we'll get in touch with you as soon as we can.



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