But hark! a rap comes gently to the door… It’s Care Visions Fostering Scotland! We’re wondering could you help children and young people near you? We’re looking for foster carers across Dumfries and Galloway in towns such as Dumfries, Wigtown and Kirkcudbrightshire to join our Scotland wide network of carers.
As a Scottish-owned fostering service, we’re proud to support foster carers in Dumfries and Galloway.
Our children and young people range in age from 0-18. Sometimes our children and young people need to live with a foster family for a few weeks or sometimes they need long term support. Children are referred to us from local authorities near you, and we strive to ensure the very best matching of foster carers for the young people in our care
Care Visions Fostering Scotland provide foster carers in Dumfries and Galloway training which is delivered both in person and online, 24/7 support and the chance to make a difference to a young person’s life. There are children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway who would benefit from local support from foster carers within their community.
Care Visions Fostering Scotland are proud to have established network of foster families in Dumfries and Galloway who regularly meet for support groups in your area. One of our offices is based Dumfries, making it just a hop, skip and a jump away from our carer network.
Our supervising social workers and therapeutic family workers have a wealth of knowledge and experience, with many of them working with children and young people for over twenty years. We’re proud to have great links across Scotland for foster carers to check in with other foster carers in our organisation and learn from each other
Every foster family is different, but what they all have in common is a shared goal of changing a young life and providing a stable and loving environment for young people to thrive in. All applications in Dumfries and Galloway are considered, regardless of age, gender, martial status, religious persuasion, sexual identity or nationality.
No formal qualifications are required to become a foster carer, instead we’ll give you the tools and training to build on your own life experience to provide the very best care for our young people.
Life is different what with the increase in the cost of living and since Covid. We understand this and therefore offer short and long term fostering options. Short term fostering is a great way to see if fostering suits you and can also be a doorway into longer term fostering. If you decided that you wanted to stay as a short term fosterer this is also fine - it's all up to you.
If you are thinking of fostering vey soon we can help you reach this goal if you can speak with us regularly every week. We use phone, Whatsapp, Facetime, Zoom - whatever works best for you so that we can help guide you through the process of becoming a foster parent.
At Care Visions Fostering Scotland, we’ll be there for you every step of the way on your fostering journey. So, if you live in Dumfries and Galloway and you’d like to help change a young person’s life, why not get in touch today and lets talk. There is no obligation to foster if you start talking to us, we just simply want to assist you in your journey.
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