East Lothian Council

Foster East Lothian

Who Can Foster

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Potential foster carers in East Lothian must:
  • Be single, married, in a civil partnership or living together in a stable long-term relationship
  • Be over 21
  • Have experience of children and young people
  • Have working arrangements compatible with fostering
  • Be a team player
  • Be fit enough to meet the challenges of looking after active children
  • Agree that the use of physical punishment is not acceptable
  • Have an inclusive, non-discriminatory attitude
  • Both be available for training if applying as a couple
  • Be able to provide a foster child with their own bedroom, although sometimes younger brothers and sisters can share
  • Be able to provide a safe environment
East Lothian Council will not place a child in a house where anyone smokes, has issues with drugs or alcohol or keeps dangerous animals as pets.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.