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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

John on rewards of being a host family

John on rewards of being a host family

We are looking to recruit host families who can help young people arriving in Scotland from a range of countries across the Middle East and…

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Sandra finds host family experience 'humbling'

Sandra finds host family experience ‘humbling’

We are looking to recruit host families who can help young people arriving in Scotland from a range of countries across the Middle East and…

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Could you be a host family for a young asylum seeker?

Could you be a host family for a young asylum seeker?

We are looking for host families to care for unaccompanied young people arriving here from overseas. Aged 16 plus, they are arriving from a range…

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Outstanding Achievement Award For Foster Carer Audrey

Outstanding Achievement Award For Foster Carer Audrey

Congratulations to Foster with Edinburgh carer Audrey Lamb who has been awarded a monthly outstanding achievement award after being nominated by her social worker for…

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Adam's story part 3: I would not be who I am without foster care and Ms Smith

Adam’s story part 3: I would not be who I am without foster care and Ms Smith

In part 3, the final part of his story, Adam, fostered from age 14, goes back years later to visit his former headteacher who broke…

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