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 will get access to short breaks over the year
  • The training is extensive training and may 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

Read Lynda’s fostering story>>

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Contact Details

Aberlour Fostering
West Bridge Mill
Bridge Street
Kirkcaldy

KY1 1TE

Fostering@aberlour.org.uk

(01592) 591500