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Fostering

We care for West Lothian's children

We need caring and committed local people to foster babies, children and young people.

  • Some children need to be looked after for a few days or months.
  • Some children need to be looked after for all of their childhood.
  • Lots of different kinds of people can foster.
  • Foster carers can make a huge difference in a child's life.
  • What is Fostering?

    West Lothian Council foster carers have to be approved.

  • Who Can Foster?

    Foster carers can come from all kinds of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

  • Who Needs Fostering?

    Children who need foster families are aged 0-16.

  • How to Become a Foster Carer

    Information on applying to become a foster carer.

  • Why Care?

    Foster carers, their own children, and the children they look after share their experiences.

  • What the Family Placement Team Do

    Family Placement Team social workers are happy to offer fuller information about fostering either on the telephone, by email, or by visiting you at home.