Did you know that foster carers can come from a variety of backgrounds. Our criteria covers a wide age range, as long as you are healthy; any gender; any sexual orientation; any relationship status. The most important thing is that young people are matched with people who will give them love and stability.
*Dave is a single foster carer with Argyll and Bute Council. He became involved in fostering because he wanted to help make a difference to a young person’s life.
He said: “I became involved in fostering because I care about people and society in general. In a way I see fostering as taking on board some of the responsibility. In a practical sense I enjoy being part of a care package which provides help and enjoyment to children and perhaps support to their parents during what is probably a difficult time in their lives. On the other side of the coin, the benefits to me and my family are enormous. I have learned so much from my experiences so far and realise that I have yet much to learn.”
*Name has been changed to protect the identity of the children in care.