Simply Fostering

Fostering in Edinburgh

Are you interested in becoming a foster carer?
Not sure about what to do next?

Information – foster care.

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of you choosing the wrong fostering agency.

Types of agencies – allowances

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups. Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.

Finding a suitable agency for you

Our team of social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Edinburgh, from our Independent Fostering Agency Database.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online eligibility quiz, and download your free Fostering Handbook. Get fostering right the first time!

Simply Fostering is a free service for anyone interested in becoming a foster carer and/or wanting to find out more about the positive changes fostering will make in the lives of foster carers and their families.

“Loving Carers Wanted to Look After Edinburgh Children”

Fostering Statistics: Scotland

Total Children in Care, Scotland 2020
Foster Care Placements, Scotland 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in Scotland, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 1381

No Data Found

No Data Found

Popular placement types: Scotland does not keep statistics on the number of asylum seekers it supports. A large proportion of children have a white ethnic background. However, many childrens’ ethnic background has been recorded as unknown.

Related Areas

Due to current supply and demand, we are actively searching for Foster Carers in the following areas:

What Could You Earn?

Being a foster carer is not only an ethical career, it's also financially rewarding. Our calculators estimate what you could be earning.

Free Matching Service?

If you meet the UK criteria to foster. we will match you with a local Fostering Agency and ask them to call you.

UK Wide Fostering Network

Try these: South WestDevonExeter

If you live in the UK… We’ve got you covered.
We cover the length and breadth of the UK with our unique Agency Network. Finding an Agency near you and supporting your move into foster caring.


Did you Know - Edinburgh?

Edinburgh hosts the biggest New Year street party in the world, known simply as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Edinburgh Castle is the most popular visitor attraction in Scotland and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh.

Robert Louis Stevenson lived at 17 Heriot Row in the New Town, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was born in the city and there are more FTSE 100 companies based in Edinburgh than in any other area of the UK outside London.

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