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- Residential & Fostering
We urgently need full-time and short-break 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.
- 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, Inverness, Moray, Aberdeen and across the central belt including Edinburgh and 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 £2073.20 a month; a monthly maintenance allowance and a set up allowance
- 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 complete background checks including an Enhanced Disclosure through Disclosure Scotland, and we’ll obtain references including one from your GP
- Then you’ll undergo an assessment process which takes between four and six months
- 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
- 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
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