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.
Liz and Karen from the team travelled to London to grow and develop in their Theraplay training with Family Futures
Care Experienced Week 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.
Care Visions Fostering (Scotland) are recruiting Independent Panel members for our fostering panel which is based in Stirling and sits on a Monday.
In August '23 we were delighted to host our annual event at Blair Drummond Safari Park for our Foster Carer Families.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced social worker- to undertake Form F Assessments using the CORAM Baaf Framework.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Find out what short break fostering is & how it works.
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.
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
Find out information on fostering when single.
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.
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.
A short piece to stimulate thinking about how to support a young person’s growth in their Identity.
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.
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 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.
Video - Karen's Story - Fostering a Partnership
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.
Care Visions has proudly supported LGBTQ+ foster carers for many years. Find out more in this blog.
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.
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.
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!