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Fostering in Orkney

Fostering children in Orkney?

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Fostering information.

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

Finding fostering agencies.

From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Orkney, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different Fostering Agencies.

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.

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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 eligibility quiz, and get fostering right the 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

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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

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What Could You Earn?

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

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Did you Know - Orkney?

The Orkney archipelago has around 70 islands, there are 20 inhabited islands and the largest island is ‘Mainland‘.

Sanday is the largest of the Orkney’s North Isles, the most northerly being North Ronaldsay and Rousay has a significant Iron Age history. Egilsay has a 12th-century example of a Viking round-towered church and the isle of Wyre is home to Cubbie Roo’s Castle and writer, Edwin Muir spent part of his childhood on Wyre. Eynhallow has a ruined monastery and visitors are allowed once a year.

Hoy, in the South Isles, is the second largest of the Orkney’s and home to The Old Man of Hoy, the famous seastack. Burray has the Neolithic Tomb of the Eagles, the uninhabited islands include; Calf of Flotta, Cava, Copinsay, Corn Holm, Fara, Glims Holm, Hunda, Lamb Holm, Rysa Little, Switha and Swona.

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