Fostering in Scotland

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The next step in the fostering process can be a long and confusing one as there are so many fostering agencies to choose from. There is not a lot of information available about the differences between the agencies and what they have to offer you as a potential foster carer.

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We are an independent company providing information for people interested in fostering. In addition, we offer an agency matching service for people who are interested in becoming foster carers, and who want to find the best agency to choose from.

Fostering Agency Database – Scotland
Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies in Scotland, who we recommend based on their reputation, quality of service and the type of support and allowances on offer.

Fostering children – Foster care experts
Together, our team has over eighty years experience of working with foster carers, foster children, and fostering agencies in the UK, and has helped many hundreds of people to become happy and successful foster carers.

Become a foster carer – Free agency matching service
To use our free, fostering agency matching service, please complete our eligibility quiz and we will arrange for the most suitable agencies in Scotland with vacancies, to contact you, improving your chance of being accepted for assessment and starting on the journey to becoming a successful foster carer.

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: Scoland 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 - Scotland?

The highest village in Scotland is not in the Highlands. It is at Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway and probably the oldest living tree in Europe said to be 3000 years, is at Fortingall in Perthshire.

The Grampian Museum of Transport at Alford near Aberdeen exhibits the ‘Craigievar Express’, a steam-driven cart invented by the local postman and the bridge connecting Seil Island, in Argyll, with the mainland is also called ‘The Bridge over the Atlantic’ as it spans a tiny arm of that ocean.

Possibly the oldest houses, at 5000 years old, in Europe, are the Stone Age farmsteads in Papa Westray, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has the largest collection of rhododendrons and Glasgow has the only subway system in Scotland.

One of the UK’s oldest surviving banks, The Bank of Scotland, was founded in 1695 and was the first European bank to issue banknotes.

The first house to be lit by gas was built by William Murdoch, as Scottish engineer, in 1794.

The world’s first fire brigade was founded in Edinburgh in 1824.

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