In light of recent Government social distancing instructions, we have amended our recruitment and assessment processes, to ensure we can still recruit new fostering family during this difficult time. Service Manager for Assessments, Steve Garside tells us in his blog about the changes.
During this unprecedented period, we know many children are still in need of good foster care and as we are all uncertain how long social distancing will remain in place, we must ensure there are enough good foster parents to meet children’s needs.
We want to assure you that our process for recruiting and assessing new foster parents remains as active as ever, as we continue to assess and support applicants to become foster parents for children who need a loving family home.
When you begin an assessment with us you will be allocated an Assessing Social Worker and an administrative support person who will both maintain very regular contact with you throughout your assessment. Despite not being able to visit your home as we usually would, we have systems in place to ensure your fostering assessment can proceed, from your first conversation with your Assessing Social Worker to your Fostering Panel and every step in between. The Government has temporarily amended some of the assessment processes required to become a foster parent during this time, to enable foster parents to be approved throughout the pandemic and ensure children are not disadvantaged because of it.
Whether you have been thinking about fostering for a while or you are just thinking about it for the first time, in this time of change, it could be the right time for you to explore fostering with us. You are assured of a warm and supportive service in which you are actively prepared for the challenge of caring for a child. As ever we will support you all the way, so that you can provide great foster placements for children.
We will be delighted to hear from you and we very much look forward to working with you during your assessment and throughout what we hope will be a long and successful fostering career with us.
Introducing Roxanne, New Service Lead for The Promise
May 27 2022
At FCA Scotland we have a longstanding commitment to upholding The Promise, a pledge to ensure all children and young people in care grow up loved, safe and respected. To help enable us to uphold this, we've appointed a new Service Lead for The Promise, Roxanne.
Self-Care September: Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing
September 17 2021
Over the last few weeks, our team have been delivering a number of relaxation techniques virtually to our young people to support their emotional development and mental resilience.
1000 Voices Raven Creators
February 28 2021
1000 Voices makes sure young people's views and opinions are captured through fun activities which is then used to shape how care in Scotland will look in the future.
February 26 2021
Here at FCA Scotland we are dedicated to #KeepThePromise in-line with Scotland’s commitment to ensuring children and young people grow up loved, safe and respected.
Our Response to COVID-19
November 24 2020
We are continuing to recruit foster carers, as the needs of children and young people remains our priority.
Speak to our team
Whether you're ready to start your journey or just want
to chat to an expert, we're here to help.