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.
Why not come to our drop-in event to meet the Family Placement Team on Thursday 25 November anytime between 4.30pm and 6.30pm at Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart St, Dalkeith, EH22 1AE? Enjoy a chat to hear more about the ongoing training, supports and rewards that come with fostering with Midlothian Council.
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.
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.