Aberlour Fostering

Overview

We urgently need foster carers, to help us take care of children who have experienced trauma and neglect. Could you fill the gap in a child’s life?

Our foster carers are paid to provide safe and loving homes for children to live when they are unable to live with their families.

Fostering means taking care of a child in a family environment, where they get the care, support and encouragement they need to grow up and flourish.

If you would like to become a foster carer, Aberlour Fostering will provide you with extensive training and support that includes regular access to experienced social workers, family workers, therapists, teachers and health advisers.

Are you…

  • Single, married or in a long-term relationship?
  • A parent already or with life experience that gives you skills for fostering?
  • Over 21 and with a room to spare that a child can make their own?
  • Available on a full-time basis to care for a child?
  • Based in or near Fife, Perthshire, Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow?
  • Compassionate and eager to learn?
  • Dedicated to helping children who have experienced trauma?

If so, you could make an ideal foster carer.

why foster with Aberlour?

  • We’ll help you to become an approved foster carer
  • You’ll receive a foster care fee of £1,958.58 a month; a monthly maintenance allowance of £839.56 and a set up allowance of up to £500
  • Our support is 24-7 and you’ll get weekly visits from a social worker
  • You’ll get 28 days paid respite care a year
  • TThe training is extensive training and lead to qualifications
  • We provide access to educational support and therapy programs

What are the steps to becoming a foster carer?

  • First you’ll undergo an assessment process which takes between four and six months
  • Then you’ll complete background checks including an Enhanced Disclosure through Disclosure Scotland, and we’ll obtain references including one from your GP
  • Next there will be a series of interviews and training to help you understand the responsibility of being a foster carer and all the rewards it will bring you
  • Your application will be presented to our Fostering Panel for approval
  • When approved, we will begin a matching process between you and a child that will take at least one month
  • We’ll then begin a planned timetable of introductions with you, to help you develop confidence and to identify areas where you might need more support

Contact Details

Aberlour Fostering
West Bridge Mill
Bridge Street
Kirkcaldy

KY1 1TE

Fostering@aberlour.org.uk

(01592) 591500