Do you want to make a difference?

If you live in the Falkirk Council area and have a spare room in your home, you could be making a real difference to children and young people that need it, by:

  • being a host to unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people, aged 16+ or,
  • being a foster carer for Falkirk’s children

Falkirk Council desperately need more people to be foster carers or host families. We can offer you unrivalled training and support, plus a competitive package of fees/allowances. If you are interested in either of these roles, please get in touch and we can give you more information.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People, aged 16+ have been separated from their families while fleeing from danger. They have travelled alone and have been living in difficult and dangerous environments. They may be facing uncertainty about their future life in Scotland as they go through the complex legal process of seeking asylum and being granted permission to remain in the UK.

These young people need a safe, nurturing and supportive home, to help them adapt to their new life in Falkirk.

Right now, there are children and young people across the Falkirk area who need a foster carer’s safety, security and love. We need more foster carers to help keep our children and young people close to their friends, schools and communities. If you foster for Falkirk you’ll be helping local children and making a real difference to their lives.

More people than you might think can foster; there are a few basic criteria that our foster carers must meet, but beyond that we are interested in what you can bring to a child’s life.

If you can provide a loving, nurturing environment for children from across Falkirk, then we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch

If you are interested in being a host or a foster carer, please complete this form and one of our team will be in touch with more information.

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