Fostering in Highlands

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The right Highland foster agency.

One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in the Highlands, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of fostering. Allowance, babies, children, teens, agency advice?

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. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.

Be a foster carer – Find the right agency, support, allowances.

To be a foster carer you will need to have:

  • The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
  • A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
  • Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
  • Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
  • A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links

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 fostering quiz, and get fostering right first time!

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
10%

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.

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Did you Know - Highlands?

Loch Ness is Scotland’s largest loch, in water volume, Ben Macdhui in the Cairngorms, is the second-highest mountain in Scotland and Fort George near Nairn never fired a shot in anger.

Compared to the rest of Scotland, the Highlands has a sixth of the population of Glasgow, covers more than half of the landmass of the whole of Scotland, but only has 4% of the Scottish population.

The Highlands include Inverness, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and the northern part of the Isle of Arran.

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