All children have the right to live in a family, but if they are not able to live with their birth family, fostering can provide a positive alternative.

As you can imagine, children need different things so we need people who can provide different types of foster care.

We have over 800 children in our care. There are also many people in Fife who would make great foster parents. We want to help these two groups meet and, to help you to Foster for Fife.

If you are interested call us on  01383 602235 or register online for one of our information events

The information sessions include a presentation giving you lots of details about what's involved and an opportunity to speak to a member of staff in a relaxed environment. They take place at the St Bryce's Centre in Kirkcaldy on the last Thursday of every month. We would be delighted to see you there.

"They've helped me through everything and got me to where I am now... I never expected to go into foster care but these people are really special and inspirational people. They are the most important family members I have."
Dean, foster child

"Throughout my social work career I have had a lot of contact with foster carers and the children in their care. More recently, as Independent Chair of the Fostering and Permanence Panel, I meet foster carers at their approval panels, reviews and matching meetings.
I never cease to be impressed by foster carers' commitment and dedication to improving the lives of children, who are in their care. Foster carers and their families are important to the children who have suffered neglect and abuse. Foster carers provide these children with stability and security at a time in their lives that they are not able to live with their birth family.
Fostering is such important work, not only for the individual children and families affected, but for our whole society.
I am pleased that Fife Council is increasing the team who do such good work in supporting their carers look after these vulnerable children."
Phil Quinlan, Independent Chair of Permanence, Fostering and Kinship Panel



Family Placement Service Fostering Team
Tel: 01383 602235 Contact Family Placement Service Fostering Team online

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