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: