Fostering in Glasgow

Children and young people are in need of fostering in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire. Different types of fostering placements are available and we offer excellent free training and ongoing support.

Becoming a foster carer in Glasgow

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer, choose a fostering agency with 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 areas – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies in your area, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

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

On top of this, carers who are fostering in Glasgow have a large and active peer network that includes more than a dozen local support groups.

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A foster agency near you: Fostering Relations

Fostering Relations supports foster carers in a large geographical area including Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, and Edinburgh. The team works with foster carers, young people and former foster children in education. Around 60% of foster children at this agency stay with their foster families long-term.

How much is the fostering allowance in Glasgow?

Our average foster carer pay is around £24,500 a year (£2,040 on average per month), which is far higher than the government’s recommended weekly allowance. For most foster carers in the Glasgow area, this will be tax free! Some types of fostering placement pay more than £35,000 a year. Foster carer pay doesn’t affect state benefits you’re currently receiving.

Becoming a foster carer is the best thing I have ever done in my life. I put it off for years thinking I would be turned down, but looking back I wish I had done it a lot sooner.

Jack, foster carer

Fostering in Glasgow: getting started

If you think you’d like to become a foster carer in Glasgow, your next step is to have a chat. You can book a call by using our enquiry form. After this, if you decide to go ahead with an application, this usually takes around 16 weeks and we’ll help you every step of the way. We’ll help you decide what types of fostering you want to do and we’ll even get you started with foster carer training.

Can I foster in Glasgow?

We are looking for foster carers in Glasgow. We welcome people from ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, physical abilities and the LGBT+ community. You can be single, married, a homeowner or a tenant. Your ability to care for and nurture a child is what really matters. If you’ve worked in sectors like education, the emergency services, care or healthcare, you’ll be especially suited to this role.

Fostering is a challenge and we’re straight about that. It’s our job to love foster children and change their lives for the better. But it’s not just the foster children whose lives change for the better. There’s a change for foster parents. Fostering develops them as well.

Pam Coombs-Goodfellow, Carer Recruitment Officer, NFA Scotland fostering agency

Fostering agencies in Glasgow

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Fostering Relations, our agency in central Scotland, is located in Glasgow, serving all west and central Scotland areas like North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and Dunbartonshire. It also has an office in Grangemouth.
  • Our foster carers in Glasgow and the surrounding areas have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Our team offices support you 24/7 and work closely with most local authorities in Scotland
  • 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 Glasgow, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering in Glasgow

Many children and young people are in foster care or awaiting a foster parent in Glasgow and across west and central Scotland.

Fostering Relations has local offices in Grangemouth and Glasgow that serve North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Gretna Green, Dumfries, Paisley, and Dunfermline. Sister agency NFA Scotland supports fostering in Dundee, Aberdeenshire and the central belt.

UK fostering

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve.

More than 9,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.

Source: The Fostering Network

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