Fostering in West Central Scotland

When you foster with FCA Scotland you will be joining a child-centred, supportive, energetic and friendly fostering provider. We are committed to making a lasting difference to the lives to children and young people.

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Fostering with FCA Scotland
in West Central Scotland

Foster Care Associates Scotland was established in 2002.  Over the past year we received over 1,150 referrals for children and young people that needed to be given a chance of a stable and loving home environment. To help with the rising demand of children and young people that need families we are looking to recruit more foster carers. If you have a spare room, are over the age of 21 and want to make a difference to a child’s life Foster Care Associates Scotland really wants to hear from you.

We can only continue to build brighter futures with the best possible opportunities for these children and young people with your help.

Glasgow

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0141 646 4805

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Pavilion 3, Gateway Office Park, Cambuslang Way, Glasgow, G32 8ND

Rosyth

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01383 414771

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Rosyth Office -  Aquarius Court, Viking Way, Rosyth, KY11 2DW

Recruitment

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Benefits of working with FCA Scotland

24/7 advice service

Excellent ongoing training

Access to your local fostering team

Competitive payments

Local support groups

Local social events

How do we support foster carers at FCA Scotland?

The support package we offer values the work of our foster carers and the positive contribution they make to the lives of children and young people. We recognise and acknowledge that appropriate support for families who foster is vitally important to ensure a successful outcome.

As well as comprehensive training and development opportunities, 24/7 support, local support groups, events and activities and a competitive fostering allowance all of our foster carers have access to the following:

  • Regular visits, supervision and support from a qualified and experienced supervising social worker.
  • As well as our regular support group meetings, we also have our ADAPT groups to support families with a therapeutic approach.
  • Access to our Education Co-Ordinator, three Therapists who offer specific therapeutic training and three support staff.
  • Our Carer Support Scheme and Carer Buddies offering peer to peer carer support.
  • Comprehensive induction programme for newly approved foster carers.
  • Drop ins sessions to help carers with training and allow them to complete online training in a group setting.
  • Social activities for carers including coffee and cake mornings and Christmas lunches, chance to meet other foster carers.
  • Online support: Access to a portal to read about everything that is happening at Foster Care Associates, plus access to discounts to a range of sites.
  • FREE membership to FosterTalk. A one stop shop for advice on fostering and educational issues as well as legal, tax advice on tax and personal finance issues. There is also a quarterly magazine and monthly e-newsletter to help foster carers to keep up to date on items which may be relevant to them.

Carer Voice

We work alongside our foster carers to develop our fostering provision. This means that we have our carer representative who represent FCA Scotland’s views at the National Foster Carer Forum, which takes place three times a year.  The voice of foster carers is central to the continuous improvements of the service we provide. We encourage feedback at all levels, this includes consultation for carer reviews together with surveys.

We value our foster carers!

We take pride in how we communicate and engage with our foster carers.  We have regular newsletters.  Each year we celebrate Foster Carer Appreciation Day where we show all of our foster carers how much we appreciate their hard work to make a positive and lasting difference to so many children and families each year.

Children’s voices

We want our children and young people to be heard and have their say about issues or areas that are affecting them.

That’s why we have our participation groups Raven creators and Kaios Krew who are a group of young people who come together to have their in shaping and influencing care for young people in the future such as participating in 1000 voices.

Our Pledge

#keepingthepromise

In FCA Scotland we have a longstanding commitment to providing loving, caring and supportive foster homes to children and young people through their childhood and into their adult lives.  Our Team Parenting approach is designed to provide wrap around services and support to children and young people and to their carers. We are committed to Keeping the Promise and to promoting the system change required to improve outcomes for looked after children.  We were proud to participate in the 1000 voices project and our ‘Safe and Happy’ pledge reflects our strong belief in listening to the voices of children and young people, ensuring they are safeguarded, and are cared for in stable, loving homes.  We believe we can contribute to system change within our own organisation and through our current relationships, influence change with our partner agencies.

Amanda Lindsay, Registered Manager

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Care Inspectorate report

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Statement of Purpose

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Duty of Candour Annual Report

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Foster Carer Satisfaction Survey 

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"To be honest FCA Scotland makes fostering one of the best decisions I ever made. 

But that's so dependent on all the staff.  Our Supervising Social Worker is very professional, understanding, patient and guides us within our role as foster carers".

Foster carer

Meet Amanda Lindsay, Registered Manager

Throughout my 15 years working in FCA Scotland, I have always been extremely proud and very impressed by our foster carers, staff, children and young people.

FCA Scotland has such a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in our foster carer group.  The current total number of years fostering experience our carers have is a remarkable 884 years!  At FCA Scotland we always like to celebrate foster carers reaching their 5, 10 and 15 years milestones.

It's a real privilege to lead FCA Scotland and I am really motivated and excited to see another successful year ahead of us. FCA Scotland’s amazing fostering families are fundamental in making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of the children and young people that we care for.

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