The children

St Andrew’s Children Society are a great organisation. Children are the priority always. They are friendly and supportive.

The children

As a voluntary adoption and fostering agency we receive phone calls and emails on a daily basis from councils throughout Scotland desperate for foster parents for vulnerable children. Sadly, due to our current shortage of foster carers we can only ever help a very small number of these children.

What type of foster carer could you be?

We are looking for foster carers for children of all ages who could provide short term, long term and respite foster care. Could you help?

Most of the children that we are contacted about have come from birth families where their basic care needs have not been met or even where they have experienced neglect and abuse. Often they have been deprived of things that most children would take for granted like being given enough food, kept safe and feeling loved. It is common for family relationships to have completely broken down, destabilising the environment for the child. We believe that these children deserve a better future. Don’t you?

We place boys and girls, sibling groups and children of various ages, from 0 – 18 years who need a home away from their birth family.

If you would like to have an open conversation with one of our Senior Practitioners to discuss what fostering entails in order to help you decide if it is right for you please contact us on 0131 454 3370. You can ask as many questions as you like to help you make your decision. Alternatively, please email and we will get back to you

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Take the next step now!

One of our social workers will then contact you.

Alternatively, please call us on 0131 454 3370 (if you live within 60 miles of Edinburgh) or 01224 878 158 (if you live within 60 miles of Aberdeen or Elgin) or email and we’ll send you an enquiry form to complete and return.

If you have any questions or are unsure if you can adopt or foster through us, please contact us anyway using the details above to speak with one of our social workers.

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