Thank you for expressing an interest in finding out more about how you and your family may contribute towards providing vulnerable children in Angus with a brighter future.
In 1998 foster carers with Angus Council were caring for 71 children and young people; by 2006 this figure had risen to 140. The dedication of Angus carers has provided each of these children with the opportunity to sample family life, something that most of us accept as a normal part of day to day living.
Vulnerable children and young people across Angus rely on the additional care adults and families may offer them, providing love and safety, ensuring their welfare and that they are supervised and supported on a day to day basis.
Temporary Foster Carers will support children for a relatively short period, to give either parents or children a break, or a safe place to live until issues can be resolved. Sometimes children and young people need long term stability. These children need the security of a permanent family and may well be considered for adoption.
This is where you may be able to play a part. We need a range of carers with various backgrounds and life experiences to allow us to match them to the needs of children waiting for placements.
Becoming a Foster Carer or Adopting a child is not for everyone, but it may be for you. If you are interested in finding out please read on. If you are still interested after reading this information - give us a call and we will arrange a meeting and have a chat about where we go from here.
Every journey starts with a first step, and for children in Angus in need of a family this step starts here...
Director of Social Work and Health