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Fostering in Dumfries & Galloway

We offer our foster carers in Dumfries & Galloway locally-delivered training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best you can be in your role. Many children and young people need fostering in Dumfries. Can you help?

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Dumfries and the wider Galloway area, choose to work with a fostering agency that has local teams who will be with you every step.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

We are the leading fostering agency in Scotland and work in partnership with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in your local area. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

In addition, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in Dumfries & Galloway

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our foster carers in the Dumfries area have access to several foster parent support groups
  • We have team offices in Glasgow and Grangemouth, who will support you 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Dumfries & Galloway, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local Dumfries venue

Fostering in the Dumfries & Galloway area

Scores of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in the Dumfries area and across the Scottish Borders.

National Fostering Group offices in Grangemouth and Glasgow cover the whole area, including Lockerbie, Castle Douglas, Kirkudbright, Newton Stewart, Stranraer, Moffat and Sanquhar.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers
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