Fostering

Have you ever thought of becoming a foster carer?

Whether you foster for short or longer periods of time, foster carers 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.

Contact us about fostering

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.

Permanent fostering

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.