Fostering is a way of offering a home to a child or children of all ages who can no longer remain in the care of their own families for a variety of reasons. Children will stay in foster care until they can return to their own parents, if possible. Foster carers play a vital role in giving children who can't always live with their families the best possible start in life and will be required to provide the child / children with a secure, stable and nurturing home environment in which both their physical and emotional needs are met.
Over the past few years the number of children looked after in foster homes has risen dramatically and we urgently need people to come forward to offer these children a home and happy memories.
Yes, there are numerous different ways to foster:
We need foster carers from all walks of life and backgrounds including people who have children and those who don't. Anyone can be a foster carer as long as they have the qualities, skills and experience required to look after children in care
We ask that all applicants, single or couples (couples do not need to be married or in a civil partnership but they must have lived together for a minimum of 2 years) must:
Applicants do not have:
All applicants will be subject to Local Authority, health, employment and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks
We require carers who are committed to caring for Glasgow's most vulnerable children. A good carer will offer a secure and stable home to a child as well as a safe and nurturing environment. It is a requirement that our carers work as part of a team in partnership with other agencies and parents to obtain the best possible outcomes for children.
After reading the information pack you can take the next step to begin the process of fostering by contacting Families for Children.
Phone 0345 276 5555 between 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 3.55pm Friday or email us.