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Foster Care

Foster Care

Clackmannanshire needs foster carers

We urgently require foster families for children of all ages, and we particularly need foster carers who can offer a placement to siblings, so we can keep brothers and sisters together.

These children and young people have often had difficult family experiences and need carers who can offer them a safe, secure and nurturing family experience as well as lots of fun.

Essential qualities

There are no formal qualifications required. The main personal qualities necessary for all prospective foster carers include:

  • caring nature
  • lots of energy
  • understanding
  • patience
  • sense of humour
  • interest in supporting a child's education
  • a real desire to help make a young life better
  • ability to work as a team with other professionals and birth families
Read through our Information about Fostering booklet

Assessment process

The assessment process is a two way process in which we aim to give you information to prepare you for the complex task of fostering, and to help you decide if fostering is for you and your family. The process is explained in our information booklet via the link above.

The needs are great, but the rewards are greater

Looking after vulnerable and sometimes confused children and young people is not the easiest thing in the world, but the rewards can be immeasurable. Knowing that you are making a difference to a young life is very fulfilling. That's what keeps our foster carers dedicated to fostering.

The Fostering Service pays an allowance for each child being fostered. The rates vary with the age of the child or young person, increasing as the child grows older.

National Care Standards

For more information, you can refer to the National Care Standards Foster Care and Family Placement Services page.

Comments and Complaints

Please see our Complaints Procedure page. You can also refer to the Care Inspectorate's leaflet entitled Unhappy about a care service.

Other information

You can also refer to The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - a guide for children and young peoplevia the Scottish Government's website.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Child Care, Fostering & Adoption Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225000 / 450000
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