The 10 Year Anniversary Awards happen each year to honour those who have been fostering with us for a decade. They celebrate the valuable contributions foster carers make to children and young people’s lives. This year we are celebrating long service from 7 Foster Carers from across Scotland.
If you are interested in fostering, it can help to learn the differences between long and short term placements and the benefits of each. Find out more here
Matching children and young people in foster care with a secure, welcoming home includes getting to know them and finding out how you can meet their needs.
Steven and Kristin have been fostering for over 13 years. They are passionate about caring for children and young people, Steven is the main Foster Carer and Kristin works as a teacher at a local primary school. Fostering can bring so many rewards to carers and young people. Steven and Kristin spoke main ones for them.
Carol-Ann and Stephen live in the West of Scotland and have two children of their own. They have a passion for caring for young people, Carol-Ann always thought “if I could make any child’s life better, that’s what I wanted to do.” She comes from a legal background but has always carried a desire to make a difference.
Care Visions are recruiting for a Team Member for ‘The Village’. The Village is a collaboration between Care Visions, Early Years Scotland, and SAIA, with investment from the Promise Partnership to develop a place where parents and parents-to-be across Scotland with care-experience, can come together to find information, advice, support and someone to talk to. A welcoming digital Village for parents of preschool children.
Foster Carers are resilient, flexible - and willing to embark on an ongoing journey where you learn something new every day. To start yours, find out more here.
Concerns about bonding are commonplace for many Foster Carers. Learn more here about how even a simple conversation can help you connect with your foster child.
Nicola has been part of the Care Visions fostering family for almost three years. She spoke about her journey and what made her want to foster and why she continues to do so.
Make your foster child feel at home with these tips on how to prepare your home for a fostering placement including safety measures and thoughtful gestures.
Change is a part of life. Fostering a child can bring major shifts for everyone including any children you already have. Find out how to navigate them here
Making Scotland the best place to grow up and learn' is a Scottish Government commitment. This is crucial for all children and young people and especially so for the most vulnerable in our society - those who have experienced loss, neglect, abuse, many of whom are 'care experienced'...
The 14th February 2022 marked another remarkable milestone for two Foster Carers. Edwina and Ian started their Fostering Journey 48 years ago. We are delighted that they have chosen to Foster with Care Visions for 15 of those invaluable years.
June became the foster carer for a young brother and sister on what was originally a short break emergency placement, 8 months down the line the progress it outstanding.
We are in the process of a 180 degree turn to making this The Childs story: We want to ensure that every child and young person who has lived as a member of our foster families have their precious memories and those chapters of their journey captured in a child focused way.
As a Foster Carer, securing your first placement can be an exciting -and sometimes daunting- time. Find out here how to manage the process with minimal stress
Fostering can change lives. If you’re a single carer and want to foster, we have all the information you need to help you and your child on your journey.
Are you thinking of fostering or adopting a child? Learning more about the differences between the two can help you to make an informed choice with confidence
Care Visions Fostering Scotland are currently recruiting Independent Panel Members.
Want to find out more about fostering with us? Find a selection of helpful videos here to help you get started on your fostering journey.
You can be part of our exciting, new chapter.
During this ever-changing time, we’re committed to ensuring the best educational outcomes for our young people across our Fostering and Residential services.
Are you thinking about becoming a foster carer? It’s a big decision and we feel that when you’re taking your first steps in the fostering journey, you may find that you have more questions than answers...
With 11 members of staff receiving 10-year awards, and two receiving 15-year awards, it was certainly a day to remember!