Becoming a foster carer in Scotland

Join our award-winning family and make a difference today. We’ve been finding loving foster parents to improve Scottish children’s lives for decades, and have just been awarded ‘Very Good’ by the Care Inspectorate.

800 children and young people are in need of loving foster carers in Scotland - could you help make a difference?

Let’s talk!

Fill out our contact form to discover all there is to know about becoming a foster parent in Scotland.

We’ll give you a call, answer your questions, and go from there.

Or if you’re free now, why not give Yvonne, our Scotland expert a call on 0800 284 9221.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Where we are

Our headquarters are in the heart of Stirling, but we work with most local authorities in Scotland. Whether you’re planning on fostering in Glasgow, Aberdeen or somewhere in between, we can help you start your foster family.

Elspeth, our local training coordinator, travels throughout Scotland to give you the skills you need, and our local supporting social workers can be on your doorstep 24/7. So a helping hand is never far away.

At the NFA, we provide fostering services right across the UK, from Scotland and the North East to Cumbria and Wales, so it’s easy to get started with fostering wherever you’re based.

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Are you fostering material?

The great thing about fostering in Scotland is that almost anyone can get involved. It doesn’t matter what your cultural background is and you don’t need any formal qualifications.

As long as you’re compassionate and understanding, you’re on the right track.

Find out if you’re up to the challenge by taking our two minute quiz.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

Welcoming a foster child into your family is one of life’s most rewarding opportunities. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 044 3840. Or select an option from the list below to find out more about fostering in Scotland.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Find out what it’s like to change a life through fostering by reading the true stories of people who’ve already done it. From Scotland and the rest of the UK, they really make us proud.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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