Can you make a difference?

what is
short breaks care?

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The Children with Disabilities Team manage a Family Based Short Breaks Care Service which provides care for children and young people under 18 years old who have a learning and/or physical disability. Short breaks are a part of Falkirk Council’s  fostering service.

The Children with Disabilities Team recruit, prepare and support people who are willing to help the families of children with disabilities by looking after the child for short breaks.

All children benefit from having contacts outside their immediate family. Being with other people can provide new experiences and help them make valuable social contacts and interest and friendship of a short breaks carer can benefit both the children and their parents.

How can short breaks help?

what do
short breaks mean?

“Being fostered helped me to get on better with my mum and dad”

“We know our carer is our safe person, she helps when we need it.”

“Being in foster care put me back on track and boosted my confidence”

getting started

We know that you will have taken a lot of time to get to this stage, on average people think about fostering or adopting for well over a year before doing anything about it. Please don’t wait any longer as getting started is very easy. Simply click on the contact us button below, complete the form and one of our team will be in touch to arrange an initial discussion – we look forward to hearing from you.

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Being a foster carer is a life changing experience and one of the most rewarding jobs you can ever do. At Falkirk Council we give the opportunity to be the best you can be by offering unmatched training and support throughout your fostering journey while you provide a loving, nurturing environment for children from the local area.

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We understand that if you are thinking of adopting then you are in the process of making one of the biggest decisions of your life. Don’t worry though we will be with you every single step of the way, supporting you throughout to become the best adoptive parent you can be.

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