We're #ProudToSupportFostering in Perth and Kinross

With this year's Foster Care Fortnight coming up very soon (Monday 14 to Sunday 27 May 2018), Perth & Kinross Council is highlighting the opportunities available for anyone who would like to make a difference to youngsters in need, by becoming a family-based carer.

More foster carers and supported lodgings providers are being sought by the Council, as well as prospective adoptive parents, who are ready and willing to open their homes and lives to children and young people who need a stable, caring and supportive alternative family environment for a range of reasons.  

Lifelong Learning Convener, Councillor Caroline Shiers said: "As a Council, we are definitely proud to support fostering. Foster Care Fortnight is a great chance to highlight the important role that our carers play year-round in helping children and young people to grow and flourish. 

Putting family-based care in the spotlight like this we also hope will encourage anyone who is interested in fostering, supported lodgings or adoption to contact us and find out more, and potentially begin their journey to becoming a carer with us."

Community events

As part of the Council's ongoing recruitment campaign, Education and Children's Services social work staff will be out and about during May and June 2018 to provide information about family-based care, and answer any questions about becoming a carer.

Thursday 17 May 20189.30 am - 7.30 pmPerth Playhouse cinema, Murray Street, Perth (as part of the Getting It Right, Keeping Your Child Safe online safety seminar event)
Wednesday 23 May - Friday 25 May 20189.00 am - 5.30 pmSt John's Shopping Centre, Perth
Saturday 26 May 201812.30 pm - 4.00 pmBlackford Highland Games, the Highland Games Park, PH4 1QF
Saturday 9 June 201810.00 am - 4.00 pmCrieff Country Market, James Square, Crieff
Saturday 9 June 201810.00 am - 2.00 pmKinross-shire Better Place to Live Fair, Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross

Opening evening

Following these community events, an open evening will also be held on Tuesday 19 June, between 4pm and 7pm at Almondbank House, Lewis Place, Perth PH1 3BD. The drop-in event is open to anyone who would like to know more about becoming a family based carer.

Further information about family based care, including contact details, is available from the fostering and adoption pages of this website.