Thinking of becoming a foster carer?
Whether you foster for a short or a long time, you can make a huge impact on a young person’s life, improving their confidence and helping them towards a more stable and happy future. We believe all young people should have the chance to enjoy a secure family life.
We are always looking for more foster carers to care for children and young people from 0 - 18 years.
Care options for you
In Midlothian, we offer a number of care options; each tailored to fit in with the needs of the children, their families and you. Whatever your circumstances, you might be surprised how you can help and offer care to children looking for a home. You must have a spare room though.
- Becoming a foster carer
- How we support you and fees/allowances
- Drop-in to one of our events to chat to foster carer Angela and the fostering team
Types of fostering
Providing temporary care for children who cannot live with their own families, sometimes for weeks, months, or for the rest of their childhood.
Providing full-time care for children who cannot live with their own families for the rest of their childhood.
Specialist foster care
Looking after children with a higher level of need on a full or part-time basis.
Respite foster care
Looking after a child or children for planned overnight care in your own home.