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Fostering and Adoption
Tel: 01463 703431
There’s a constant need for foster carers and adoptive parents right across the Highlands. The ordinary people from all walks of life, who come forward, play a vital role in securing a better future for the children of the Highlands who desperately need support and the opportunity to experience a stable family environment.
The Highland Council’s Fostering & Adoption service need long term foster carers, respite carers, as well as carers who can provide temporary and emergency placements for all ages of children and young people.
Many of the children who need care can present challenging and/or difficult behaviour and can have complex health needs including children with a disability.
The ultimate aim for foster care is for children to return to their natural families, and foster carers are crucial in making this possible.
As a carer you would work alongside the team of people whose job it is to ensure children’s needs are met and the plan for the child’s care and protection is implemented.
Highland Council will consider couples, married or not, civil partnerships and single people. Employed or unemployed, home owners or those who rent.
The assessment process is thorough and the applicant’s skills are assessed, particularly with regard to their understanding and ability to care for children who have experienced trauma, neglect and abuse and those affected by disability.
Highland Council’s extensive training and support packages help equip families – including children of carers – to deal with these needs positively. With care, stability and hard work, most children will thrive in foster care or adoptive families.
If you have room in your life, as well as your home and would like to find out more about fostering or adoption please contact 01463 703431 or email@example.com