No formal qualifications are required to become a foster carer. All applications are considered, regardless of gender, marital status, religious persuasion, sexual identity or nationality.

Care Visions provides all the specialist training you will need, as well as a financial allowance to help support your fostering. We need caring people, with the life experience, time and stability, to offer a child in need a supportive home environment.

Successful Foster Carers are people who have these essential qualities:

  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to child/young people
  • A stable home to share
  • The ability to practically support the child/young person in all aspects of their life
  • The ability to nurture and promote the young person’s wellbeing
  • A stable and resilient personality
  • And the ability to manage sometimes difficult behaviours
  • A willingness to undergo relevant training

If you possess these qualities, then Care Visions Fostering Scotland can provide you with the training and support to become a first-rate Foster Carer. Some of our Foster Carers offer short or medium term placements, looking after a number of children over time, while others have long term placements. Whether short or long term, we regularly get feedback from Foster Carers that fostering is among the most rewarding and fulfilling things they have ever done in their lives.

Compassion

We are aware of the feelings and experiences of others. We care through relationships based on empathy, warmth and affection to restore and maintain trust and hope.

Integrity

We live by our values and our actions demonstrate our commitment to them. We nurture potential and challenge appropriately.

Respect

We value others and will act in a way that communicates this. We recognise our differences and celebrate them. We listen to and care for each other.