Become a foster carer and give a child a home where they get the care, support and encouragement they need to grow and develop.
Fostering is a way of offering children and young people a home when their own family is unable to look after them. At Aberlour we have an excellent reputation for caring for vulnerable and neglected children and with your help, we can assist many more.
Our foster carers are part of a very special team and Aberlour Fostering receives the backing of experienced social workers, family workers, therapists, teachers and health advisers to ensure that all aspects of a child’s needs are met.
Could you be part of our team and help fill the gap in a child’s life? We are looking for families and individuals who want to make a difference by becoming foster carers.
We urgently need foster carers from a wide range of backgrounds.
Being a foster carer is rewarding – but it can also be challenging. At Aberlour Fostering we offer training and support to enable our carers to cope with the needs of even the most challenging child. It’s a tried and tested approach that supports you, your family and the young person to make a real success of a fostering placement.
We help you to become approved
The assessment process for foster carers takes between 4 and 6 months to complete. The emphasis is on finding out if fostering and the support at Aberlour Fostering is right for you and your family.
The assessment involves completing a number of background checks and obtaining references, including Enhanced Disclosure through Disclosure Scotland and a reference from your G.P. You will also take part in individual interviews, training and preparation which is designed to build on your own experiences and to allow you to understand the rewards and challenges of fostering.
When the assessment is complete your application will be presented to our Fostering Panel for approval. Once you have been approved to become a foster carer we will begin a matching process which will take a minimum of 1 month. Planned placements allow a timetable of introductions and help to develop confidence and to identify any areas where support is required
We provide intensive 24 hour support for our foster carers in addition to foster care fees and maintenance allowances. We also help you through the process to become approved foster carers.
Contact Aberlour Fostering on 01592 591500 or
You may be single, married or be in a long term stable relationship.
You may have children of your own or may have life or work experiences which give you the skills for fostering.
You must be at least 21 years of age.
You must be able to offer a child a room of their own within your home.
You may be employed but at least one foster carer must be available within the home to provide full-time care.
You will be located in Fife, Perthshire, Dundee, Edinburgh or Central Scotland areas.
You will have a real interest in helping children in difficulty and be keen to receive the training and support on offer.