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Fostering Information Pack

Fostering Information Pack

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Published by Phyllis Stephen
Information on fostering in Edinburgh
Information on fostering in Edinburgh

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Published by: Phyllis Stephen on Feb 05, 2013
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www.edinburgh.gov.uk/fostering0800 174 833
BECOMING AFOSTER CARER
with the City of Edinburgh Council
 
Edinburgh’s Children. Can you care for them?We think you can. You just don’t know it yet!
In this pack we’ve included details of how you go about becominga carer. As you can imagine, children need different things. We needcarers who provide different types of care.In Edinburgh we believe that it’s best if families are helped to staytogether. However, we also know that there are times when childrenand young people can’t live in their own home –or might need extrahelp to do so.Our children range in age from infants to older teenagers. Theymay need care for a few days, weeks or months. Some will need analternative family for all their childhood. Some may be adopted andbecome part of their new family for life. Children need stabilityand guidance. They need help to understand what’s happened tothem and reassurance about their future.
Our carers provide these things
you can too
.
Once you’ve read through this pack and watched our DVD, pleasedo get in touch. We’re waiting to hear from you. So are the children.
Tricia Rosa
Team managerLooked after and accommodated childrentricia.rosa@edinburgh.gov.uk
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Becoming a foster carer
0800 174 833www.edinburgh.gov.uk/fostering
 
Welcome
 
Becoming a foster carer
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The support doesn’t end with thetraining, it’s great to know there’ssomeone there whenever we need it.
Alison, who cares for four year old Jack
Who can careWhat you’ll do and the help you’ll receiveFosteringPermanent fostering and adoptionSpecialist foster careDay careRespite foster careFoster care for children with disabilitiesFrequently asked questionsWe welcome your feedback4579111213151618
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