We believe you can foster

If you live in Glasgow or the West of Scotland and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help.

Barnardo's Glasgow Fostering Service is rated 'very good' by the Care Inspectorate. Our team of dedicated social workers and therapists will support you throughout the whole of your fostering journey from your very first phone call.

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

Our team of dedicated social workers, children’s workers and therapists will support you throughout the whole of your fostering journey from your very first phone call. We offer a comprehensive training calendar and 24 hour 7 days a week support from our on-call service.

    'The training is fantastic, the networking opportunities are also good'... 'I get visited very regularly and feel I have so much support'

    Barnardo's foster carers quoted in the latest Care Inspectorate report

    Areas we cover

    We offer fostering in the following areas:

    • Glasgow
    • North, East and South Ayrshire
    • North and South Lanarkshire
    • Dumfries and Galloway
    • Inverclyde
    • West and East Dunbartonshire
    • Argyll and Bute
    • Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire

    Get in touch

    We can talk you through every aspect of the fostering process and answer all your individual questions.

    • fill in our simple online form
    • call us 0141 419 4700 
    • email us at [email protected]
    • visit our Facebook page
    • write to us at Barnardo's Glasgow Fostering Service, Building 10000, Academy Park, Gower Street, Glasgow G51 1PR

    Care Inspectorate ratings

    Quality of care and support: Very Good.

    Quality of management and leadership: Good

    Find out more 

    For more information on fostering with Barnardo's, see our Foster a child page.

    • Young person with toddler

      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.

    • Ruby, a foster carer with Barnardo's

      Fostering stories

      A few of our foster carers talk about their experience of fostering with Barnardo's in a selection of written accounts and videos.

    • A young girl and a woman sit talking on a bench in a park

      Fostering journey

      We understand the decision to foster is a huge step and we'll provide you with support every step of the way. Find out more about the journey to fostering.