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Government support for review of fostering

Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government, has today given the Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations of the fostering review, at a Children in Scotland conference in Edinburgh.In response, director...

Charity issues plea for new foster families in Scotland

Record numbers of fostered children mean that at least 850 new foster families are needed across Scotland in 2014, according to leading charity Fostering Network.Due to increased demand, almost 5,300 children are living with...

Council launches new fostering website

A new website to encourage people to become foster carers in the capital has been launched by the council.The ‘Foster Me Foster Us’ site details how people can become foster carers, the benefits of...

Edinburgh council fostering campaign wins award

FOSTER CARE CAMPAIGN WINS NATIONAL AWARDA foster care recruitment campaign run by the City of Edinburgh Council has won a major UK award.Foster Me Foster Us came out on top in the finals of the...

Council seeking foster homes for children with disabilities

There is a continual drive to find foster carers in Edinburgh, especially those willing to take on the extremely rewarding challenge of caring for children with disabilities, and tomorrow a drop in session is...

Fostering – are you interested?

Edinburgh is to make a big call for more foster carers during next Sunday's X Factor programme.The Council's foster care team have taken out a series of economical adverts which will run...


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