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Oct 27 2023 13:16PM
Making Bonfire Night Special for Your Foster Child
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.
Oct 24 2023 12:00PM
Care Experienced Week 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.
Sep 12 2023 12:00PM
#KeepingThePromise: Keeping Siblings Together
Keeping siblings together is one of the most important roles you could ever take on.
Sep 1 2023 8:00AM
But…what do foster carers actually have to do?
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.
Aug 1 2023 8:00AM
Fostering Can Change a Future
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!
Jul 5 2023 12:00PM
6 Ideas for Summer Activities on a Budget in Scotland
We have compiled a list of the best summer activities in Scotland, and the best part is, some of them are completely free! Discover the top things to do and make the most of your summer in Scotland.
Apr 11 2023 12:00PM
12 Things to Ask When Transferring Foster Agencies
If you are currently fostering with an agency and are unhappy with the service, support, training, fostering allowances, or anything else, then you might be wondering if the time has come to transfer foster agency.
Mar 24 2023 12:00PM
Ways foster carers can support autistic children
Foster carers who take on the care of an autistic child face unique challenges but also have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the child’s life. Here are 10 ways to support a young person with autism.
Feb 17 2023 8:00AM
6 Great Reasons to Apply to Foster in Scotland
There is a great need for people who are willing to take on the role of foster carers to meet this demand. With over 4500 children in foster care in Scotland as of July 2021, we need you!
Jan 18 2023 12:00PM
COVID-19 Pandemics impact on foster care in Scotland
The pandemic brought with it a number of stressors for many families, and for those families in the social care system, existing challenges were exacerbated. Find out more about the impact the pandemic had on the foster care system.
Nov 17 2022 15:00PM
FCA Scotland support local food bank
FCA Scotland foster carers and staff raised funds and contributed supplies to a local food bank and our young people helped prepare the supplies to be delivered.
Nov 11 2022 15:00PM
Celebrating this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert
John Lewis's team has done what it does best and brought the country to an emotional standstill with this years Christmas advert.
Oct 28 2022 12:00PM
Meet the team who are helping to change children’s lives
To mark our 20th birthday, we’ve asked our team members to share their journey with FCA Scotland, and how they are working together to provide a brighter future for children and young people.
Oct 11 2022 15:00PM
Senior Supervising Social Worker Kirsty takes part in Clipper Round the World Race
FCA Scotland Senior Supervising Social Worker Kirsty shares her experience from this Summer in a blog when she took four months off work to take part in Clipper Round the World Race.
Sep 8 2022 15:00PM
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) day
FCA Scotland launch our Promise to raise FASD awareness and promote assessment for our children.
Aug 23 2022 15:00PM
FCA Scotland's Football Family Fun Day
FCA Scotland's annual fun packed Football Family Fun Day for children and young people took place in August and was organised by Power League Glasgow and Street Soccer Scotland.
Aug 15 2022 15:00PM
This summer could you a foster a child?
This summer our fostering families have been busy creating lots of fun, happy and precious memories with the children in their care. Meet Elaine who has been fostering with us for 15 years, we had a lovely chat with her as she shared some of her most favourite and memorable summer moments.
Aug 8 2022 12:00PM
Top 10 Reasons to Transfer to FCA Scotland
As an experienced foster carer, we know you are committed to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and young people who desperately need a safe and loving home. That’s why you need a fostering agency that matches your level of commitment, an agency that not just provides excellent levels of support but one that goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes for you and the children in your care.
Jul 19 2022 12:00PM
Fire Reach run by Scottish Fire and Rescue
Young people at FCA Scotland have taken part in Fire Reach run by Scottish Fire and Rescue.
Jul 14 2022 12:00PM
Reasons to Become a Foster Parent in Glasgow
Vulnerable children in Glasgow desperately need a home to go to. Here’s why you should consider fostering a child in this vibrant, cultural city.
Jul 13 2022 12:00PM
The Promise participation event at the Lochgelly Centre
During July we held our second young person’s participation event of the week in respect of The Promise. This event was held in the Lochgelly Centre for our young people from the East of Scotland.
Jul 12 2022 12:00PM
The Promise Young person's event
Eight of our young people aged 12- 18 years old took part in a participation event in respect of The Promise.
Jun 9 2022 12:00PM
The Promise update by Service Lead Roxanne Little
Service Lead Roxanne Little gives an update of what she has been up to over the past month with regards to Keeping The Promise.
Sep 20 2021 12:00PM
#WithYou…help keep siblings together
Since 2018, a growing number of siblings have come into foster care, and for children whose lives are turned upside down, staying with their brother or sister can be vital.
May 19 2021 12:00PM
Foster Care Fortnight 2021 #WhyWeCare
During Foster Care Fortnight 2021, our staff and foster carers have been sharing their reasons #WhyWeCare to showcase how foster care can transform the lives of children and young people.
Feb 16 2021 15:30PM
Training at FCA Scotland
At FCA Scotland we believe training and progression is a vital part of every foster carer’s journey.
Feb 4 2021 15:30PM
Is fostering right for you?
Mary and her husband have been fostering with us for over 12 years. Here they share their story and what they think it takes to become a good foster carer.
Jan 14 2021 15:30PM
Can I foster if I have a pet?
Of course, you can. Prior to becoming a foster carer, a full vet check is done to make sure it is safe to place a young person in your household with that pet.
Nov 24 2020 9:30AM
Summer fun with young people
If you’re stuck for ideas we’ve put together a list of activities that you could do with children and young people.
Nov 24 2020 9:30AM
Getting back in to the school routine
Some practical and useful hints and tips for getting back in to the school routine after the holidays.
Nov 24 2020 9:30AM
How to prepare your home for a foster child
Where you can take time to prepare your home for the arrival of your foster child to make it a welcoming and safe setting.
Nov 24 2020 9:30AM
How Teddy Bears can help with Attachment
We offer therapeutic training to all our foster carers which is training courses that are specifically designed to develop your therapeutic knowledge and skills.