Aberlour Fostering

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ABERLOUR SCOTLAND'S CHILDREN'S CHARITY

01592 591 500 / 01343 541 109
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Adults, Families
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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Kintail House, Forthside Way, STIRLING, FK8 1QZ
0800 085 6150

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We urgently need full-time and short-break foster carers, to help us take care of children who have experienced trauma and neglect. Could you fill the gap in a child’s life?

Our foster carers are paid to provide safe and loving homes for children to live when they are unable to live with their families.

Fostering means taking care of a child in a family environment, where they get the care, support and encouragement they need to grow up and flourish.

If you would like to become a foster carer, Aberlour Fostering will provide you with extensive training and support that includes regular access to experienced social workers, family workers, therapists, teachers and health advisers.

Are you…

- Single, married or in a long-term relationship?
- A parent already or with life experience that gives you skills for fostering?
- Over 21 and with a room to spare that a child can make their own?
- Available on a full-time basis to care for a child?
- Based in or near Fife, Perthshire, Dundee, Inverness, Moray, Aberdeen and across the central belt including Edinburgh and Glasgow?
- Compassionate and eager to learn?
- Dedicated to helping children who have experienced trauma?

If so, you could make an ideal foster carer.

Why foster with aberlour?

- We’ll help you to become an approved foster carer
- You’ll receive a foster care fee of ££2073.20 a month; a monthly maintenance allowance and a set up allowance
- Our support is 24-7 and you’ll get weekly visits from a social worker
- You will get access to short breaks over the year
- The training is extensive training and may lead to qualifications
- We provide access to educational support and therapy programs

What are the steps to becoming a foster carer?

- First you’ll complete background checks including an Enhanced Disclosure through Disclosure Scotland, and we’ll obtain references including one from your GP
- Then you’ll undergo an assessment process which takes between four and six months
- Next there will be a series of interviews and training to help you understand the responsibility of being a foster carer and all the rewards it will bring you
- Your application will be presented to our Fostering Panel for approval
- When approved, we will begin a matching process between you and a child
- We’ll then begin a planned timetable of introductions with you, to help you develop confidence and to identify areas where you might need more support

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Aberlour Scotland's Children's Charity

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