All carers must have a genuine concern for young people and children. Those who find themselves in foster care come from different backgrounds and have a variety of needs. To meet these needs different family settings are required, therefore there is no such thing as a typical foster family. You do need to have space, and if you have children yourself you will have spoken to them about your interest in helping another child or teenager.
At present in Highland there are carers living in urban and rural areas. We accept applications from people who are single, married, living together or in a civil partnership; have different racial, cultural and religious backgrounds; employed or unemployed; have children of their own or have no children or have children who are now grown up; they are aged between 21 and 65 mostly.
If anyone in the household smokes, we do not place children under 5 or those with breathing problems.