In 1999 foster carers in Midlothian were caring for 34 children and young people. By 2009 that figure had risen to 75. In addition, a number of Midlothian children had to be placed far from their home environments as we were unable to place them with local foster carers.
We require a range of carers with various backgrounds and life experiences who can meet the needs of the children to be placed in foster homes.
Becoming a foster carer for Midlothian Council is not for everyone but it may be for you. Find out more: