Can you provide a safe, loving home to a child in desperate need of care?
With over 30,000 children coming into care each year, you’re needed now more than ever to provide a child or young person with the positive fresh start in life they need.
Every year, the UK needs thousands more foster families. To give a home to just one child is an amazing opportunity to play a vital role in helping shape their future. When you become a foster parent with us, you’re supported every step of the way. You’ll always have the help, training and encouragement you need to change a child or young person’s life.
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Why a child needs you…
There are many reasons why children and young people need foster families, and each child has their own story to tell. Many have experienced neglect or physical and emotional abuse. It may also be because of a family illness, family breakdown and problems at home, or a situation where their welfare is threatened. While their circumstances will all be different, every child will have faced loss and separation from their birth family.
That’s where you come in. By becoming a foster parent, you’ll be providing a safe and nurturing home where a child can thrive. Not only can fostering transform your life, but you’ll be making a difference that lasts lifetime to a vulnerable child or young person.
Why choose FCA Scotland?
Fostering is a journey and we make sure you don’t take it alone.
We know that fostering is a big step. That’s why at FCA Scotland we’re with you every step of the day. We offer the best support available to enable you to be the best foster parent you can be. By starting your fostering journey with us, you’re joining our family, and we’ll look after you as one of our own.
Stronger and better together
We believe that everyone has a voice, and we’re committed to listening. By involving everyone - foster carers, colleagues, children and young people - we’ve created a positive and empowering culture where everyone feels respected, valued and able to contribute.
Not only will you have access to first class training and development helping you every step of the way, but you’ll also have access to our generous allowances and our online rewards platform offering discounts across hundreds of different retailers.
We grow stronger and better together, helping us improve the experiences of foster carers and the children they look after.
Can I Foster with FCA Scotland?
You don’t need any qualifications. To be a great foster parent, you just need to be able to give a vulnerable child or young person a safe and loving home to grow up in.
We work with thousands of amazing foster parents from all walks of life, regardless of their relationship status, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, age, gender, income or number of birth children. To become a foster parent you do need the following:
- You need a spare room
- You need to be over 21
- Have the legal right to work in the UK
“It is not a job or career; it is a way of life. It is not for everybody but if you dip your toes in and you like it, run with it”
October 13 2021
Foster carers, Elaine and Iain share their fostering journey over the past 14 years.
“It has its ups and downs but the whole fostering experience has been life changing”
August 23 2021
After four years fostering, Gail Martin, a foster carer at FCA Scotland sits down to share her experience and advice over the years.
Foster children have brought more life to my home
February 4 2021
One of our foster carers shares with us her fostering experience with FCA Scotland.
Shagufta's fostering story
December 8 2020
Foster carer Shagufta, 53, based in Edinburgh, shares her fostering journey over the past eight years.
November 24 2020
Watching young people achieve things that others take for granted makes this whole process worthwhile.
Take the first step today
Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat, contact our fostering team today and we'll answer all your questions.