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FCA Scotland Latest News

Catch up on all the recent news from across FCA Scotland.

July 4 2024 - 4 min read

Welcome to our latest news 

Welcome to our latest news, showcasing all our recent events and developments that have taken place over the past few months here at FCA Scotland.

Discover what's been happening.

Time to Shine

A massive congratulations to our Referrals Officer, Kirsten for winning the company wide Time to Shine Award for March! Well done and thank you!

Staff Forum

It was lovely to have the FCA Scotland team gathered in Cambuslang for our Staff Forum where we were also joined by our Senior Managers, John and Mark. This was a great opportunity for the team to come together and share examples of our achievements, progress and ideas for the year ahead. It was such a positive and fun day.

Jobs Fair 

FCA Scotland and some of our young people attended the UK Jobs Fair in Glasgow. After looking around all the stalls and considering what jobs they might be interested in, our young people had useful conversations about their future. It was a very busy, successful event and our young people left with lots of opportunities and ideas to discuss further.

Re-cap Of Recent Training and Workshops 

We recently welcoming Laura from LANDED, who led an insightful discussion on the critical topics of sexting, its risks, the legal implications, and strategies for staying safe online. The session was incredibly informative, leaving everyone better equipped to navigate the digital landscape safely. A big thank you to Laura for her invaluable contribution!

We were also honoured to have Sharon from Dyslexia Scotland join us at FCA Scotland. Sharon shared a wealth of information that will significantly aid our efforts to advocate for young people in educational settings. The insights gained were exceptionally beneficial and will undoubtedly facilitate important conversations within schools. We are immensely grateful to Sharon for her expertise and support.

If you’re interested in fostering, we'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch and give us a call on 0141 646 4805.

Kicking The Summer Off At YouthBeatz Festival

The Summer holidays have started with the first of our Summer events taking place.  FCA Scotland’s summer events as a number of our young people attended YouthBeatz Festival in Dumfries, enjoying the fairground rides, some yummy food and music from SaintPhnx, Cascada and Sigala as the headline act to finish the festival! Everyone had a great time (including some of our staff!) and we were even lucky enough to have some blue skies and sunshine as we enjoyed the music.

Welcome to the FCA Scotland Team

We would like to introduce Suzanne, the newest member of the FCA Scotland Team.  Suzanne is an Administrator based at our Head Office. She is looking forward to meeting our foster carers, young people and staff and will be popping up at various events to say hello. Please join us in giving her a warm FCAS welcome.

Celebrating Angela's Incredible Achievements

A massive congratulations to one of our Carer Reps, Angela, for her recent enormous personal achievements. Angela decided in 2023 to attempt two challenges per year whilst raising awareness and money for charities she has been involved with. So far, she has completed a Fire Walk in aid of The British Heart Foundation and the Swim22 Challenge for Diabetes UK, she swam the equivalent of the English Channel. We are incredibly proud of Angela and everything she has achieved.

Welcome to our new foster carers

An enormous welcome to our newly approved foster carers, Megan and Lochlan. Congratulations from everyone here at FCA Scotland.

Going The Extra Mile Together

Foster carers, staff, children and young people, family members, friends and dogs came together to walk around Lochore and Strathclyde Parks, covering an incredible 100 miles despite the rain. Our children and young people who could not attend the organised events cycled, ran and trampolined their way to nearly 15 miles!

We started with a modest fundraising goal of £300, but thanks to everyone's generosity, we doubled that and then some, raising an impressive £770 so far!

A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation to our Just Giving page. Your contributions will support local foodbanks across Scotland, making a significant difference in our communities. 🥫Image❤️ImageThere's still time to donate and help us make an even bigger impact! Follow this link to contribute:

Our theme for the weekend was “Going The Extra Mile Together,” and we certainly did that. Such a fun day was had by everyone and we are already looking forward to making this an annual event to raise funds for local charities.

20 years of compassion and dedication!

We are honoured to recognise an incredible milestone in the journey of one of our cherished FCA Scotland foster carers. Congratulations Lynda, on 20 years of service filled with compassion, kindness and endless love. Here's to many more years of making a difference. For her 20th anniversary as a foster carer with FCA Scotland, Linda was gifted with an overnight pamper experience at her favourite Spa and she chose to share this with her granddaughter. We are so happy you enjoyed this special time together, you deserve it!

Foster Care Fortnight

During Foster Care Fortnight in May, the FCA Scotland Management Team and Foster Carer Reps attended the National Foster Carer Rep Forum in Birmingham. It was a wonderful couple of days and we spent time reminiscing about our special Fostering Moments. #FCF24Jimmy McFoster's Mission

Jimmy McFoster's Mission

It’s been a busy time for Jimmy since leaving Blair Drummond. He decided to become a tourist in Edinburgh and along with some shopping, he managed a trip to Edinburgh Castle where he watched the iconic 1pm cannon being fired.