New Year, new career? Consider fostering

With 2018 fast approaching, if you're thinking about a change of direction in the New Year, why not consider becoming a foster carer with Perth & Kinross Council?

Additional foster carers and supported lodgings providers for young people leaving care are always needed, and a recent anonymous survey of current Council foster carers highlighted that 100% of those who responded would recommend the Council as a fostering organisation to work with.

The supportive, secure family environment that family based carers provide for children and young people who are unable to remain with their birth families is crucial.

Wherever possible, the Council looks to provide placements within Perth and Kinross so youngsters can maintain the links they have locally. The only way this can be done, however, is by having carers in communities around the area.

Foster carers and supported lodgings do not need formal qualifications - personal qualities like a good sense of humour, patience, compassion and understanding are more important. Full training and ongoing support is provided to carers and fees/allowances are paid reflecting the level of commitment and care they provide to children and young people.

If you'd like to know more, please visit our Fostering and Adoption pages, where you can find further information about becoming a foster carer or supported lodgings provider, as well as contact details for the Council's Family Based Care Team.