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Carers' blog

Talk Fostering is our blog for foster carers. It features helpful posts about

  • training and development opportunities
  • support and resources for carers
  • events and offers for carers and looked after children.

If you are a carer with us and would like to contribute to the blog, please speak to your worker or email us at fosterchildren@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Recent posts

Adopters needed for children who wait longer

Adopters needed for children who wait longer

During Adoption Week Scotland, which runs from 20th to 24th November, we are highlighting the need for more adoptive families to come forward, especially for many…

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Why fostering is still rewarding nearly 40 years on

Why fostering is still rewarding nearly 40 years on

Edinburgh  foster carer Carole Howard, along with her husband Graham (who has been able to be more involved in fostering after he retired) recently received…

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The difference a bit of extra support has made to Rebecca

The difference a bit of extra support has made to Rebecca

Jan, a Foster with Edinburgh carer,  has looked after Rebecca, who has learning disabilities, for over a year.  She shares her experiences in this short…

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Callum's story

Callum’s story

Callum* is a 22 year old young man who loves music, hates sweet things, loves being with friends and chilling out at the side of…

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Fiona and Keara's story

Fiona and Keara’s story

Fiona is a unique disability foster carer who opens her home to children with complex medical needs, some of whom have life limiting conditions. Fiona…

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