Fostering in Perthshire

Fostering children in Perthshire.

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

Different Fostering Agencies – Your Choice.

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.

How to foster children.

  • 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 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
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 - Perthshire?

The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland, and carries more water than any other river in the UK, Comrie is home to the listed Earthquake House, and the oldest living thing in Europe is the Fortingall Yew tree and Pontius Pilate was born in Fortingall.
Pitlochry is the furthest Scottish town from the sea, Edradour Distillery in Pitlochry is the smallest in mainland Scotland and Perth, the county town of Perthshire is also known as St John’s Town or the Fair City.

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