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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

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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Richard's story

Richard’s story

Richard*, aged 9 is a very likeable and affectionate young man.He has Down’s Syndrome and learning disability. He loves cuddles from his carers. He is,…

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Fostering children with disabilities

Fostering children with disabilities

Foster care for children with disabilities involves caring for a child with additional needs, either full-time or part-time, for at least two years. The children…

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