Pop-up Charity Shop 2024 - Maybole, Ayrshire
15/04/2024

We are delighted to say that we will once again be taking over a shop in Maybole’s town centre for a week of fund raising for Cash for Kids. Care Visions Fostering will host their Pop-Up Charity Shop between the 5th-11th May 2024.

50 Years of Fostering - Edwina and Ian
14/02/2024

The 14th February 2024 marks a remarkable milestone for two Foster Carers. Who started their Fostering Journey 50 years ago!

Care Day 2024
13/02/2024

Care Day is celebrated on the 3rd Friday in February each year. It is the world’s biggest celebration of people with care experience.

Learning about Language – On The Anniversary of The Promise
06/02/2024

At the start of the year we were delighted to welcome to our office a young person who is part of the Stirling Champions Board to speak to us about language.

Care Visions Long Service Awards 2023
27/11/2023

We were delighted to meet again to recognise the fantastic efforts and commitment of our team. It was a special day being able to come together to celebrate and honour those who have made a real difference to Children and Young People across Scotland.

Theraplay training with Family Futures
24/11/2023

Liz and Karen from the team travelled to London to grow and develop in their Theraplay training with Family Futures

Care Experienced Week 2023
24/10/2023

Care Experienced Week 2023

Reflections - How the values of The Promise are helping to shape our practice
14/09/2023

Autumn provides a time for reflection about what we have done over the last working year and what we want to ensure is of importance moving into the next one.

Recruiting Independent Panel Members
11/09/2023

Care Visions Fostering (Scotland) are recruiting Independent Panel members for our fostering panel which is based in Stirling and sits on a Monday.

CV In The Park 2023
14/08/2023

In August '23 we were delighted to host our annual event at Blair Drummond Safari Park for our Foster Carer Families.

Recruiting for a Form F Assessor
22/06/2023

We are currently recruiting for an experienced social worker- to undertake Form F Assessments using the CORAM Baaf Framework.

Lesley and V – Single Carer and Teenager Forming a Life-Long Bond
05/06/2023

This blog looks at a young person and a single foster carer who came together to forge a very special bond, one which has been mutually beneficial and resulting in a relationship that will last a lifetime.

10 Year Anniversary Awards 2023
19/05/2023

We were delighted to host our annual 10 Year Anniversary Awards for Foster Carers. It was a brilliant occasion to celebrate fostering and the important role that the cares have played in shaping young lives and letting them thrive in safe, supportive, loving environments.

Pop-up Charity Shop - Maybole, Ayrshire
24/03/2023

Care Visions Fostering Scotland are delighted to announce that they will be taking over a shop in Maybole’s town centre for one week raising money for Cash for Kids. Care Visions Fostering will host their Pop-Up Charity Shop between the 5th-11th May 2023.

Jo’s Story - Our Fostering Journey
03/02/2023

Jo became a Foster Carer with Care Visions in 2014 with her wife Yvonne. As with many foster carers the journey began with lots of soul searching and discussions about what they wanted as parents and as a family.

LGBT+ History Month 2023
31/01/2023

LGBT+ History Month 2023 celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and non-binary history and the related civil rights movements. In the UK, LGBT+ history month is marked in February to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28.

Care Visions Long Service Awards 2022
01/12/2022

For the first time in two years, we were able to recognise the fantastic efforts and commitment of our team face-to-face. It was a special day being able to come together to celebrate and honour those who have made a real difference to Children and Young People across Scotland.

The importance of working as part of the team around a child
22/11/2022

In our different roles within the Foster Care Community, it is vital that we know our responsibilities and work together in order to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.

Short Breaks/Respite Fostering
25/10/2022

Find out what short break fostering is & how it works.

Supporting Short Breaks - Supporting Foster Carers and Birth Families
14/10/2022

There are many people who aren’t looking right now to foster on a fulltime basis but still want to open their heart and their home to children and young people who need it.

Video - Fiona and Vicki - Celebrating Achievements in Fostering
11/10/2022

What does celebrating achievements look like in fostering? From day-to-day to special moments and memories. Foster Carers, Fiona and Vicki sat down with us and shared why this is important, along with experiences in their own fostering journeys.

Care Experienced Week 2022 - Events: 23-29th Oct
07/10/2022

Care Experienced Week 2022 - Events: 23-29th Oct

Fostering When Single
04/10/2022

Find out information on fostering when single.

Video - The Fostering Process with Nicola Mair
29/09/2022

So what exactly happens when you make an enquiry to start your Fostering Journey? From initial calls to assessment, Supervising Social Worker - Nicola Mair covers exactly what you can expect.

Video - The Howie's Story, Our Family's Journey Through Fostering
07/09/2022

Taylor and Wilma were so kind to give us their time and share experiences in fostering. Sharing moments that helped build their family unit, held together through love, care, and respect for each other.

Talk the talk before they walk the walk - How to support a young person’s growth in their Identity
26/08/2022

A short piece to stimulate thinking about how to support a young person’s growth in their Identity.

Fostering Children with Disabilities
25/08/2022

What is it like when a child or young person has additional support needs on top of what is already required in fostering? We want to give some help on things to understand when it comes to fostering and caring for children with disabilities.

CV In The Park 2022
17/08/2022

In August 2022 we were delighted to share a fantastic event with our Foster Carer Families at Blair Drummond Safari Park for the first time since 2019.

Carol-Ann & Stephen’s Story
21/07/2022

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.

Karen's Story - Fostering a Partnership - Video
20/07/2022

Video - Karen's Story - Fostering a Partnership

Nicola's Fostering Journey
20/07/2022

With Video - Nicola has been part of the Care Visions fostering family for three years. She spoke about her journey and what made her want to foster and why she continues to do so.

Your Guide to Fostering as part of the LGBTQ+ Community
28/06/2022

Care Visions has proudly supported LGBTQ+ foster carers for many years. Find out more in this blog.

10 Year Anniversary Awards 2022
12/05/2022

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.

The Difference Between Short and Long Term Fostering
09/05/2022

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 in Foster Care Explained
09/05/2022

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 & Kristin’s Story
25/04/2022

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.

Job Opportunity, The Village - Team Member
05/04/2022

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.

What to Expect as a Foster Carer?
23/03/2022

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.

12 Ways to Build Bonds with a Child you Foster
23/03/2022

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.

Preparing Your House for Fostering
09/03/2022

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.

Thinking about Fostering If You Have Your Own Children? Tips To Help you Decide
09/03/2022

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

The Scottish Attachment In Action Education Report 2022
09/03/2022

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'...

June's Story │ The Promise
09/02/2022

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.

Holding Hands | Holding Up Messages from The Promise
05/02/2022

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.

8 Tips for First Time Foster Carers
27/01/2022

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

Can You Foster As A Single Carer?
22/12/2021

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.

What’s The Difference Between Fostering And Adopting?
22/12/2021

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

Recruiting | Fostering Independent Panel Members
17/12/2021

Care Visions Fostering Scotland are currently recruiting Independent Panel Members.

Want to learn more about fostering?
25/08/2021

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.

Reflections on a week of sharing what we do
28/05/2021

Learning from other countries and cultures | Care Visions
28/05/2021

Not all that counts can be counted | Care Visions Fostering
28/05/2021

Theraplay | Care Visions Fostering Scotland
27/05/2021

Relationships at the centre of Practice and Processes | The Promise
26/05/2021

Together but apart | Maintaining relationships when children cannot live together
26/05/2021

Let's Stay Together | Care Visions Fostering Scotland
26/05/2021

The Importance of Language | Recording for the future
25/05/2021

Professionalism - Building A Country That Cares
24/05/2021

Normalising the Experience of Children in Care | The Right To Relationships Charter
24/05/2021

Easter Suggestions To Make The Most Of | Care Visions Fostering Scotland
01/04/2021

Darren and Susan's Fostering Journey | Care Visions Scotland
10/03/2021

Frances and George's Fostering Journey | Care Visions
26/02/2021

Edwina and Ian's Fostering Journey Care Visions
23/02/2021

#KeepThePromise | Our Progress So Far
05/02/2021

Hands up if you're ready to foster | Care Visions Fostering Scotland
25/01/2021

You can be part of our exciting, new chapter.

Ready to foster? | Jill Hawick - foster carer
18/12/2020

Nina's Story | Children Who Foster
10/12/2020

Afternoon Tea Online? | Care Visions Long Service Awards 2020
11/11/2020

Our Commitment to Education
23/03/2020

During this ever-changing time, we’re committed to ensuring the best educational outcomes for our young people across our Fostering and Residential services.

COVID-19 Update 20/03/2020
20/03/2020

A snapshot of Foster Care | Care Visions Fostering
10/03/2020

We're on the road again #CVRoadshows
27/09/2019

Dare to Believe!
30/07/2019

What is Skills to Foster?
13/06/2019

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...

Q & A with Liz, Therapeutic Family Worker
29/05/2019

Foster Care Fortnight 2019 with Care Visions Fostering
13/05/2019

Over a decade of dedication from Care Visions Staff
14/12/2018

With 11 members of staff receiving 10-year awards, and two receiving 15-year awards, it was certainly a day to remember!

‘Care to Dream’ - The 5th Annual Foster Carers Conference
01/11/2018

“Children who foster” – reflections from experience
01/10/2018

Moira Greentree at the Fostering Network Roadshow
18/04/2018

The Life of a Care Visions Apprentice
26/03/2018

Foster Carer Conference 2017
17/11/2017