Celebrating Foster Care Fortnight 2023
May 15 2023
This week sees the annual return of Foster Care Fortnight, a campaign to raise the profile of fostering. This year's theme is Fostering Communities to celebrate the strength and resilience of fostering communities and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive.
A Promise Update this Spring
May 10 2023
Roxanne, Service Lead for The Promise, gives her latest update on FCA Scotland’s progress over the last few months in upholding The Promise along with future plans.
A Day of Tree Planting For the Carers, Young People & Staff at FCA Scotland
April 14 2023
Young people, carers, and staff from FCA Scotland join the Forestry Commission for a morning of tree planting, in order to support the re-generation of an area in Fife.
Spring Budget 2023 increases foster carer tax relief
March 16 2023
In the recent Spring Budget 2023 announcement, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, shared significant changes to the foster carer tax relief system. Here is how these changes will affect foster carers.
A New Year Promise Update
January 1 2023
Roxanne, Service Lead for The Promise, gives her update on FCA Scotland’s progress in upholding The promise, with exciting new opportunities for our staff, carers and young people to get involved in 2023.
Meet foster carers Susan and Brian
August 14 2023
Foster carer Susan urges anyone who wants to take up fostering but hasn’t taken the plunge yet to “just do it".
“It’s lovely to see the difference from when they first came to you, to the confident young people they are growing into.”
October 26 2022
Foster carer Linda from North Lanarkshire shares her fostering highlights over the past 18 years, and the support she’s had with FCA Scotland.
“It will have its challenges, but it is the most rewarding job you’ll ever do in your life.”
October 24 2022
Meet Denise, a foster carer from Fife who left a career in education to dedicate the last 13 years to providing looked-after children with a happy, caring, and loving home.
“It’s brilliant to know that you are not alone, there are other people there to help you in this journey that you are on with the children.”
October 21 2022
Meet foster carers, Elaine and Iain from North Lanarkshire, who talk about the importance of using FCA Scotland’s wrap-around team of support.
“FCA Scotland has always been very family orientated, there is always someone at the end of the phone”
October 19 2022
Meet Angela, a long-term foster carer who shares her fostering journey, and why she’s fostered with FCA Scotland for over 10 years.
Making Bonfire Night Special for Your Foster Child
October 27 2023
We look at safety ideas and how to prepare your foster child for Fireworks Night. As well as looking at some fun ideas you can do to make the night extra special and memorable.
Care Experienced Week 2023
October 24 2023
FCA Scotland are proud to support Care Experienced Week 2023. The voices and experiences of our young people have always been at the heart of what we do here in.
#KeepingThePromise: Keeping Siblings Together
September 12 2023
Keeping siblings together is one of the most important roles you could ever take on.
But…what do foster carers actually have to do?
September 1 2023
In this article, we’ll look closer at the role of a foster carer, and why it might just be the perfect career for you.
Fostering Can Change a Future
August 1 2023
Fostering has the power to make a lasting impact, providing love, support, and stability to vulnerable children and young people. Discover the incredible ways fostering can transform a young person's future!
Guides and Downloads
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