Why foster with us?
Fostering is a huge commitment, full of rewards and challenges. We offer a comprehensive support package which includes:
- Competitive rates of pay and allowances
- Experienced foster carer buddies/mentors
- Dedicated support from our experienced team based here in East Lothian plus local support from the child's social worker
- Competitive rates of pay and allowances including our 12 week retainer fee per anum to cover any gaps between placements
- 21 days' paid annual leave (or the financial equivalent if you don't take the time out)
- Career progression and training throughout your time fostering
- Monthly local support groups
- Social events for foster families across the county
- A weekly Foster Carer Bulletin sharing current local events and training
- Discounted entry to East Lothian leisure facilities for you and your family
- Free membership to The Fostering Network, for more details check out The Fostering Network wesite.
Meet two of our foster carers Jack and Aine and hear their story: