Fostering is a way of offering children and young people a home while their own parents are unable to look after them. This is often a temporary arrangement and many foster children return to their own families. The length of time a child may need care can vary from a few weeks to years.
Our first aim is to return children to their parents or birth families as soon as possible, with supports if necessary. If this does not prove possible, foster carers would continue to care for the child until long-term plans are made, for example an adoptive or permanent fostering placement (sometimes children remain with the original foster carer).
We provide Foster carers with ongoing training, support as well as allowances to cover the cost of the care of the child and a fee based on the carers skill level.
Find out more about what types of foster care opportunities are available and the personal qualities we seek from prospective foster carers
The next step
Learn more about the checks, training and assessment processes all prospective foster carers undertake prior to becoming a registered foster carer
Support for foster carers
We work closely with our foster carers to provide support and advice, training opportunities and promote our service provider scheme, designed to recognise a carer's developing experience in their fostering role
To find out more about fostering, please:
01786 471177 - please ask for the Fostering duty social worker
Write to us:
Fostering - Stirling Council
8-10 Corn Exchange Road