Interested in fostering?

Are you interested in fostering? Do you live within commuting distance of Edinburgh? Become a foster carer with the City of Edinburgh Council and experience all the rewards that fostering can bring. It could be the best call you ever make!

Join our team of foster carers looking after over 600 children across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife, and the Borders. Whether it's fostering for short periods or permanent care, we have a scheme to suit you.

We are committed to finding a great fostering match for you and your family. We are looking for loving foster homes for young people of all ages, from babies to 18 years.

“It gives me a sense of security and belonging. Somewhere I can be completely myself and loved for who I am.” - Zoe, young person in foster care.

When young people cannot be cared for in their own homes, foster carers help them rebuild their lives, providing a caring, nurturing home and helping them towards a happy future.

Interested in fostering with us? Have a look at some of our carers’ stories, drop into one of our events or get in touch to find out more.

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Edinburgh’s Children Need You

Edinburgh’s Children Need You

Meet Lewis and Catriona. They are asking people in Edinburgh to foster children like them. Can you become one of the 50 new carers we need by this December?

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