Today kicked off Foster Care Fortnight, the UK’s biggest foster care awareness campaign. Run by the UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, the campaign aims to shine a light on the incredible work foster families do in transforming the lives of children and young people.
Every year, thousands more foster families are needed up and down the UK to provide a safe and loving home to vulnerable young people. With a national shortest of foster carers, especially those who can care for siblings groups and teenagers, we are urging more to think about whether they can open their heart and home to welcome a child in need.
This year’s theme for Foster Care Fortnight is Fostering Communities, and community is what our whole service is built on here at FCA Scotland. Our Team Parenting approach centres children around a team of support, with people who are all committed to helping foster children have the happiest, healthiest future. When you foster with FCA Scotland, you’ll be part of a large, supportive community which has achieved outstanding outcomes for children and young people.
To provide a home for just one child is one of the most enriching and rewarding decisions you will ever make. That’s why it’s so important to hear from those who have experienced it, and hear all the joy they get from helping a child thrive.
Hear from our foster carers on how they are transforming children’s lives….
Hear from Foster Carer Linda:
Foster carer Linda from North Lanarkshire shares her fostering highlights over the past 18 years, and the support she’s had with FCA Scotland.
"Fostering was something I could do whilst working from home. I thought I’d give it a try all those years ago, and fast forward to today and I’m still doing it!”
Hear from Foster Carer Denise:
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.
"After seeing children from all walks of life, I just thought I could do something better than to just educate these children; I can give them a happy, caring, and loving home.”
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.
FCA Scotland 20th birthday card design unveiled
October 28 2022
FCA Scotland recently held a competition with children and young people to design their 20th birthday card that would be sent to foster carers and staff. The winning design is...