10 Year Anniversary Awards 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

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

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

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 & Stephen’s Story

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.

Job Opportunity, The Village - Team Member

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?

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

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's Fostering Journey

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.

Preparing Your House for Fostering

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

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

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'...

Edwina and Ian’s Story | 48 Years of Fostering

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's Story │ The Promise

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

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

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?

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?

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

Care Visions Fostering Scotland are currently recruiting Independent Panel Members.

Want to learn more about fostering?

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

Learning from other countries and cultures | Care Visions

Not all that counts can be counted | Care Visions Fostering

Theraplay | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

Relationships at the centre of Practice and Processes | The Promise

Together but apart | Maintaining relationships when children cannot live together

Let's Stay Together | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

The Importance of Language | Recording for the future

Professionalism - Building A Country That Cares

Normalising the Experience of Children in Care | The Right To Relationships Charter

Easter Suggestions To Make The Most Of | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

Darren and Susan's Fostering Journey | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

Frances and George's Fostering Journey | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

Edwina and Ian's Fostering Journey | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

#KeepThePromise | Our Progress So Far

Hands up if you're ready to foster | Care Visions Fostering Scotland

You can be part of our exciting, new chapter.

Ready to foster? | Jill Hawick - foster carer

Nina's Story | Children Who Foster

Afternoon Tea Online? | Care Visions Long Service Awards 2020

Our Commitment to Education

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

A snapshot of Foster Care | Care Visions Fostering

We're on the road again #CVRoadshows

Dare to Believe!

What is Skills to Foster?

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

Foster Care Fortnight 2019 with Care Visions Fostering

Over a decade of dedication from Care Visions Staff

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

“Children who foster” – reflections from experience

Moira Greentree at the Fostering Network Roadshow

The Life of a Care Visions Apprentice

Foster Carer Conference 2017