We believe you can foster

If you live in Edinburgh or South East Scotland and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help.

Barnardo's Edinburgh Fostering Service is rated 'very good' in every category by the Care Inspectorate. Our team of dedicated social workers will support you throughout the whole of your fostering journey.

The rewards are huge. Knowing you've made a difference to a vulnerable child's life is something that will stay with you forever.

Areas we cover

We offer fostering in the following areas:

  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Fife
  • Falkirk
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Stirling
  • Scottish borders

Get in touch

We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

  • fill in our simple online form
  • call us on 0131 446 7000
  • email us at [email protected]
  • visit our Facebook page
  • write to us at Barnardo’s Scotland Fostering Edinburgh, 111 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14 1ED   

Care Inspectorate ratings

Quality of care and support: Very Good

Quality of management and leadership: Good

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    Foster a child

    There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

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    Enquire now

    The first step towards joining the Barnardo's family is getting in touch. Complete our online form or find details about alternative contact methods here.

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    Further reading

    Our statement of purpose gives you detailed information about Edinburgh and South East Scotland fostering service, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.