Fostering in Aberdeen
Here at TACT Scotland, we are looking for new foster carers in Aberdeen to provide caring, nurturing and supportive foster homes for vulnerable young people.
If you have been considering fostering for a while, are looking to transfer from your current agency or local authority, or are new to the idea of fostering – we have all the information you need to start your journey. You could join our Fostering Aberdeen team!
There are many different types of foster care that you can provide, and our enquiry officers will be able to talk you through the best options to suit you and your household.
How do I start?
Before making a fostering application, there some initial qualifying criteria to fulfil. You must:
- Be aged 21 years or over
- Have at least one spare bedroom in your home
- Be a full time resident of the UK
No childcare qualifications are required, as full and ongoing training will be provided. However, some experience of caring for a child is preferable. As we are a charity, we reinvest surplus income into providing more training for our fostering households.
Join our Fostering Aberdeen team, and start changing the lives of young people in your local area. Simply complete the short form on this page to get started!
Meet some of our staff, and watch some of our foster carers talk about why they chose TACT Scotland:
Why foster in Aberdeen with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. We have been providing nurturing and caring homes for vulnerable young people since 1993.
We work closely with Aberdeen City Council to help support the need for caring and nurturing foster homes. As we are a charity, we do not ‘profit’ from foster care. Instead, we reinvest surplus income into providing more support and training for our Fostering Aberdeen team.
This reinvestment of income has enabled us to develop some unique additional support services, such as a dedicated Education Service, Health Service – and an online foster carer portal. Our TACT Connect service ensures that when children leave care, they have TACT’s support into adulthood and beyond.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“I would advise anyone who would like to make a difference in a child’s life to consider fostering with TACT. Their support throughout the last seven years has been second to none and we know they will always be there whenever we need them.”
– TACT Scotland Foster Carer