Who can foster in Argyll and Bute

  • You must normally be resident in Argyll & Bute unless a specific request has been made
  • You can be single, in a partnership or married
  • You must be over 21 years of age
  • You must be in reasonable health
  • You will be eligible for membership of the PVG Scheme (New Disclosure Scotland Requirement for Foster Carers)
  • You must have appropriate accommodation
  • You must be able to promote the needs of children requiring placement

The period of time that the child/young person needs to be looked after can vary considerably and it is not always easy to predict the length of placement from the outset.

Children /young people who are away from their family environment are distressed, unsure and present quite challenging behaviour.  This is where Carers have to pool their resources to help the children/young people settle down and feel reassured that people care about them.