Fostering in Scotland

There are many children across Scotland who cannot be looked after by their own family. This could be because of illness or family breakdowns or because they have experienced some form of neglect. TACT are actively looking for foster carers in Scotland to provide care and support to these children. As a children’s charity providing fostering services in Scotland, we want to offer as many safe and loving foster homes to as many vulnerable Scottish children and young people. If you have a spare bedroom, a caring nature and energy to provide a child with a happy home, we believe you could become an amazing foster carer!

There is a particular demand for foster carers in the following areas: Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and West Lothian.

We would ideally like to hear from people who would like to care for children aged five years and over, sibling groups or children with complex needs.

Scotland has an ‘All Scotland’ contract for Local Authorities. TACT does not work directly with all Local Authorities in Scotland  due to the disperse geographical area but instead focuses on the specific areas that are named above. TACT does have individual contract arrangements with Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow and is a valued provider for these Local Authorities.

Why foster with TACT?

At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency, as a charity we put children at the heart of everything that we do and all of our surplus income goes back into services for our carers and the children that they look after.

Foster carers come to us for many reasons, they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.

As a TACT foster carer you will benefit from:

24/7 support ensuring that whatever you face as a foster carer you are never alone
• A competitive professional fee, worked out depending on the detail of each placement
• An excellent training package, tailored to your needs and those of the children placed with you
• Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experience
• Dedicated events for the children in your care, giving them the chance to meet other fostered children

Our Office:

TACT Scotland
Slateford House
51-53 Lanark Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1TL

Although our office is based in Edinburgh, we have staff based in all areas of Scotland so you can rest assured knowing that wherever you are, we have highly skilled staff ready to support you through your fostering journey. Find out more in our Statement of Purpose.